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    DescriptionThe modern view of the mind is the result of thousands of years of thought, discussion, and experimentation. This volume examines how the foundations of this concept were laid in the ancient world, focusing on the role of ^Ipsyche^R in the thought of the most influential philosophers, poets, and physicians from archaic Greece to the fall of Rome. The authors show how the various processes we now group together under the general rubric psychology-such as thought, emotion, desire, and will-began as relatively disparate parts of the Greek conceptual scheme, only converging gradually over the course of centuries into what we now call mind. By reconstructing what the ancient Greeks and Romans understood by terms such as ^Ipsyche^R, ^Iphrenes^R, and ^Inous^R, this survey of the early development of psychological thought highlights the legacies of their accounts, which can still be found embedded in modern psychological assumptions.


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    Title
    Early Psychological Thought
    Subtitle
    Ancient Accounts of Mind and Soul
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher D. Green, By (author) Philip R. Groff
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 478 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313318450
    ISBN 10: 031331845X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: JM, MMH
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000, PSY015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC21: 150.9
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 150.9
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
    LC classification: BF91.G74 2
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, JM, MKL
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Praeger Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    30 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    ?[a]n interesting, well-written volume, with an engaging mix of historical circumstance and philosophical ideas about mind and soul. The book is accessible to general readers and informative about a key period in Western history. Its relevance to those interested in Greek and Roman issues rather than psychology per se strengthens its case and leads this reviewer to recommend it in those disciplines.... recommended for ancient studies. All levels.?-Choice