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Ancient Models of Mind
Studies in Human and Divine Rationality

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Andrea Wilson Nightingale, Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Kathryn A. Morgan, David Sedley, Allan Silverman, Alan Code, Stephen White, Richard Bett, Luca Castagnoli, James Ker, Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Kenneth Wolfe
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  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107525955

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  • How does god think? How, ideally, does a human mind function? Must a gap remain between these two paradigms of rationality? Such questions exercised the greatest ancient philosophers, including those featured in this book: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and Plotinus. This volume encompasses a series of studies by leading scholars, revisiting key moments of ancient philosophy and highlighting the theme of human and divine rationality in both moral and cognitive psychology. The volume is a tribute to A.A. Long, and reflects multiple themes of his own work.

    • Brings together cutting-edge research in ancient cognitive and moral psychology
    • Contributes to the reconstruction of the legacy of Socrates, enriching the recent flow of scholarship on the Socratic tradition
    • Includes important discussions of Stoicism
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    "....nice collection.... recommendable without any doubt.... some papers would be useful for students and beginners because of their general presentations. Others are of interest for specialists and researchers...."
    --Robert Zaborowski, Ph.D., University of Warmia and Mazury & Polish Academy of Sciences, Metapsychology Online Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107525955
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Plato on aporia and self-knowledge Andrea Wilson Nightingale
    2. Cross-examining happiness: reason and community in the Socratic dialogues of Plato Sara Ahbel-Rappe
    3. Inspiration, recollection, and mimesis in Plato's Phaedrus Kathryn A. Morgan
    4. Plato's Theaetetus as an ethical dialogue David Sedley
    5. Divine contemplating mind Allan Silverman
    6. Aristotle and the history of Skepticism Alan Code
    7. Stoic selection: objects, actions, and agents Stephen White
    8. Beauty and its relation to goodness in Stoicism Richard Bett
    9. How dialectical was Stoic dialectic? Luca Castagnoli
    10. Socrates speaks in Seneca, De vita beata 24-28 James Ker
    11. Seneca's Platonism: the soul and its divine origin Gretchen Reydams-Schils
    12. The status of the individual in Plotinus Kenneth Wolfe
    A. A. Long: Publications 1963–2009
    Index locorum
    General index.

  • Editors

    Andrea Nightingale, Stanford University, California
    Andrea Wilson Nightingale is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. She is the author of Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy (1995), Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context (2004), and 'Once out of Nature': Augustine on Time and the Body (forthcoming). She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, an ACLS Fellowship, and a fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center. She has been a Stanford Fellow (2004–6) and is presently serving as a Harvard Senior Fellow of the Hellenic Center (2009–13).

    David Sedley, University of Cambridge
    David Sedley is Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow of Christ's College. He is the author of The Hellenistic Philosophers (1987, with A. A. Long), Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom (1998), Plato's Cratylus (2003), The Midwife of Platonism. Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus (2004), and Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity (2007), based on his 2004 Sather Lectures. He edited Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy from 1998 to 2007. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


    Andrea Wilson Nightingale, Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Kathryn A. Morgan, David Sedley, Allan Silverman, Alan Code, Stephen White, Richard Bett, Luca Castagnoli, James Ker, Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Kenneth Wolfe

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