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Ancient Models of Mind : Studies in Human and Divine by Andrea Nightingale, David Sedley

By Andrea Nightingale, David Sedley

Major students discover the subject matter of human and divine rationality in historical cognitive and ethical psychology. hide; Half-title; name; Copyright; commitment; Contents; members; creation; bankruptcy 1 Plato on aporia and self-knowledge; bankruptcy 2 Cross-examining happiness: cause and neighborhood in Plato's Socratic dialogues; bankruptcy three proposal, recollection, and mimsis in Plato's Phaedrus; bankruptcy four Plato's Theaetetus as a moral discussion; bankruptcy five considering divine brain; bankruptcy 6 Aristotle and the heritage of skepticism; bankruptcy 7 Stoic choice: gadgets, activities, and brokers; bankruptcy eight attractiveness and its relation to goodness in Stoicism; bankruptcy nine How dialectical was once Stoic dialectic? bankruptcy 10 Socrates speaks in Seneca, De vita beata 24-28Chapter eleven Seneca's Platonism: The soul and its divine foundation; bankruptcy 12 The prestige of the person in Plotinus; A.A. lengthy: guides 1963-2009; Bibliography; Index

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At other times Plato represents Socrates as acting because of the demands of justice, for the sake of the truth or for the sake of the good. Yet, I argue, nowhere does Plato represent Socrates as acting for his own sake primarily or in a self-interested way. part i: everyone wishes to be happy The thesis of Socratic egoism arises as a response to the prominence of what I will call the prudential principle, that is, the thesis that Socrates  Kraut : .  sara ahbel-rappe invokes in a number of arguments, to the effect that everyone desires the good or wishes to be happy.

In order to achieve selfknowledge, Socrates must first comprehend that the soul is immortal and   As Griswold :  observes, “Socrates wishes to know himself in particular (and not just ‘the soul’ or ‘human nature’) in order that he may lead the life that is best. ” Phaedrus c: di¼ dŸ dika©wv m»nh pteroÓtai ¡ toÓ filos»fou di†noiaá pr¼v g‡r –ke©noiv ˆe© –stin mnžm kat‡ dÅnamin, pr¼v o³sper qe¼v àn qe±»v –stin.  andrea nightingale not bounded by its life on earth. In the central speech in the Phaedrus, Plato places the soul in a cosmic context, tracing its history back to a preincarnate state.

Here, the aporia is purely epistemic – it is an intellectual response to conflicting perceptions and ideas. According  As Matthews : ch.  rightly observes. Plato on aporia and self-knowledge  to Plato, the philosopher can only settle this matter by moving from the sensible to the intelligible realm, from appearance to reality. The experience of aporia, then, redirects the rational part of the soul towards intelligible reality – it is a step along the soul’s journey towards the Forms. We find a similar explanation of “epistemic aporia” in Aristotle.

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