On the Soul: and Other Psychological Works (Oxford World's Classics)

On the Soul: and Other Psychological Works (Oxford World's Classics) by Aristotle 019958821X 9780199588213
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...the more honourable animals have been allotted a more honourable soul...

What is the nature of the soul? It is this question that Aristotle sought to answer in De Anima (On the Soul). In doing so he offers a psychological theory that encompasses not only human beings but all living beings. Its basic thesis, that the soul is the form of an organic body, sets it in sharp
contrast with both Pre-Socratic physicalism and Platonic dualism. On the Soul contains Aristotles definition of the soul, and his explanations of nutrition, perception, cognition, and animal self-motion.

The general theory in De Anima is augmented in the shorter works of Parva Naturalia, which deal with perception, memory and recollection, sleep and dreams, longevity, life-cycles, and psycho-physiology.

This new translation brings together all of Aristotles extant and complementary psychological works, and adds as a supplement ancient testimony concerning his lost writings dealing with the soul. The introduction by Fred D. Miller, Jr. explains the central place of the soul in Aristotles natural
science, the unifying themes of his psychological theory, and his continuing relevance for modern philosophy and psychology.

Author: Aristotle

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2018-07-24


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