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Aristotle on Practical Reason

Christopher C. W. Taylor.

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 12214 words.

For Aristotle, phronēsis, the excellence of the practical intellect, is two-fold, consisting of a true conception of the end to be achieved by action and correct deliberation about the...

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Aristotle on the Moral Psychology of Persuasion

Christof Rapp.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 11913 words.

This article discusses some core theorems of Aristotle's account of persuasion as it is set out in the Rhetoric. It is the declared ambition of Rhetoric I and II to develop a technê, or...

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Aristotle on the Separability of Mind

Fred D. Miller.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 18706 words.

In De Anima, Aristotle addresses the problem of whether the mind is separable from the body. In book I, he broaches the broader question of whether the affections of the soul, including...

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Plato on the Soul

Hendrik Lorenz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 12990 words.

Plato's central contribution to psychology is his theory of the tripartite soul. This is at once a theory about the nature of the embodied human soul and a theory of human motivation. This...

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When Death Is There, We Are Not

Phillip Mitsis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Metaphysics; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 9672 words.

This chapter analyzes the view of Greek philosopher Epicurus on the relation between death and pleasure. It explains Epicurus's views about death and their place in his overall ethical...

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