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The Arguments in the Phaedo Concerning the Thesis that the Soul is a Harmonia 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter elucidates the thesis proposed in the Phaedo that the soul is a harmonia (organization, attunement), and examines Socrates' arguments against it. It concludes that the thesis in the text ... More


Harmonia

Jacqueline Feke

in Ptolemy's Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179582
eISBN:
9780691184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179582.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the Harmonics, Ptolemy reveals that the heavens and human souls share the same formal structure. They are characterized by the same set of ratios, the ones studied by harmonics, the mathematical ... More


Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Robert W. Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies Damon, fifth-century Athens’ most important music theorist and the teacher and political counsellor of Perikles. Sometimes considered a sophist (a term challenged here), Damon first ... More


The Witness of Praise—The Hope of Dwelling

Norman Wirzba

in Theology, Music, and Modernity: Struggles for Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198846550
eISBN:
9780191881633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846550.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

Praise has long been identified as a linguistic and musical form that is a response to the goodness and beauty of creaturely life. More generally, it reflects forms of life that seek to participate ... More


Êthos theories of music and poetic metre

Robert W. Wallace

in Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with Damon’s work on the psychological, behavioural, and hence social and political affects of music and poetic metre, together with parallel fifth-century work on rhetoric and ... More


Music and the Soul

Eleonora Rocconi

in Early Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198758679
eISBN:
9780191818592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758679.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The belief that music can affect the human soul was deeply rooted in ancient Greece. Many philosophers tried to describe the sympathetic responses of human beings to musical performances and their ... More


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