The Undivided Self

The Undivided Self : Aristotle and the 'Mind-Body Problem'

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Aristotle initiated the systematic investigation of perception, the emotions, memory, desire and action, developing his own account of these phenomena and their interconnection. The aim of this book is to gain a philosophical understanding of his views and to examine how far they withstand critical scrutiny. Aristotle's account, it is argued, constitutes a philosophically live alternative to conventional post-Cartesian thinking about psychological phenomena and their
place in a material world. It offers a way to dissolve, rather than solve, the mind-body problem we have inherited.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 164 x 241 x 23mm | 636g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198869568
  • 9780198869566
  • 1,387,163

Table of contents

1: The Emotions
2: Enmattered form: Aristotle's Hylomorphism
3: Desire and Action
4: Taste and Smell: with some remarks on Touch
5: Hearing, Seeing and Hylomorphism
6: Perception, Desire and Action: inextricably embodied subjects
7: Aristotle's Viewpoint
8: Aristotle's Undivided Self
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About David Charles

Professor David Charles was a Fellow of Philosophy in Oriel College from 1978 before moving to Yale in 2014 and was a Research Professor in Oxford from 2008 to 2014. He has held Visiting Professorships at Rutgers, UCLA, Brown, Tokyo Metropolitan, Taiwan National and Venice Universities. He was a co-founder of the European Society of Ancient Philosophy and is an Honorary Fellow of the National Technical University of Athens.
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