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Divided Persons: Republic and Phaedrus

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The chapter takes up the argument for the tripartition of the soul in Republic and the consequent deepening of the account of personhood. An embodied tripartite soul is a disunited person or self. ... More


Posidonius On the Irrational Forces In Emotion: Galen's Report

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Posidonius wanted the Stoics to return from Chrysippus' intellectualism to Plato's tripartite soul, which he re-described as consisting of three capacities, not just Chrysippus' reason, but also two ... More


Souls, Soul-Parts, and Persons

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Republic 4, the soul is divided into appetite, spirit, and reason. This chapter discusses the nature of these parts and their relation to soul and person. Reason alone, it argues, is a person. The ... More


Eros (II)

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the discussion about the relationship between aesthetics and desire, focusing exclusively on Plato’s Republic. Starting with the tenth book of the Republic, the chapter moves ... More


Challenging Platonic Erôs: The Role of Thumos and Philotimia in Love

Olivier Renaut

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the way thumos (spirit), the intermediary function of the tripartite soul, and the kind of desire traditionally associated with it, philotimia (love of honour), is central in ... More


Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

C.D.C. Reeve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Justice, Thrasymachus argues, is the advantage of the stronger. Though Socrates apparently refutes him, Plato’s brothers, Glaucon and Adeimantus, take up his argument anew, challenging Socrates to ... More


Vampirism in the Bower of Bliss1

Garrett Sullivan

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Garrett Sullivan explores connections between Spenser’s Fairie Queene and Gothic readings of Acrasia as vampire, arguing that ‘readings of Spenser’s text that centre on psychic processes such as ... More


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