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The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Hendrik Lorenz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plato’s Republic introduces and employs an elaborate psychological theory whose core commitment it is that human motivation comes in three forms: rational, spirited, and appetitive. The Brute Within ... More


Parts of the Soul

Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter raises and explains two central questions about Plato’s theory of the tripartite soul. First, what is involved in Plato’s claim that the embodied human soul is a thing of parts? ... More


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


The Syntax of Pronouns

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that the split-D hypothesis helps to account for the Gungbe pronouns. The first section discusses current theoretical analysis of the pronominal system cross-linguistically. ... More


Akrasia And Self‐Rule In Plato's Laws

Joshua Wilburn

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This paper challenges the commonly held view that Plato acknowledges and accepts the possibility of akrasia in the Laws. It offers a new interpretation of the image of the divine puppet in Book 1 - ... More


The Partition Problem Solved

Daniel Harbour

in Impossible Persons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter solves the partition problem of the previous chapter. It posits an ontology which is organised into nested power sets, denoted by two features (author, participant) and their host head. ... More


Tripartition and the Spirited “Part” of the Soul

Josh Wilburn

in The Political Soul: Plato on Thumos, Spirited Motivation, and the City

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198861867
eISBN:
9780191947230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861867.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 defends the seriousness of Plato’s commitment to the tripartite theory of the soul that he presents in the Republic, Phaedrus, and Timaeus. This defense constitutes a response to skeptical ... More


Musical and Gymnastic Education in the Republic

Josh Wilburn

in The Political Soul: Plato on Thumos, Spirited Motivation, and the City

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198861867
eISBN:
9780191947230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861867.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 6 examines Plato’s account of moral education in the Republic. It argues that musical and gymnastic training in the Kallipolis primarily aim at shaping the spirited part of the soul through ... More


The Spirited Part of the Soul in the Timaeus

Josh Wilburn

in The Political Soul: Plato on Thumos, Spirited Motivation, and the City

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198861867
eISBN:
9780191947230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861867.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 8 examines Plato’s account of intrapsychic “communication” in the Timaeus and defends an imagistic account according to which the various activities of the spirited part of the soul—the ... More


Spirited Psychology and Civic Temperament in the Statesman

Josh Wilburn

in The Political Soul: Plato on Thumos, Spirited Motivation, and the City

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198861867
eISBN:
9780191947230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861867.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 9 argues that the Statesman characterizes the task of the politician as one that prominently requires attention to distinctively spirited aspects of the human soul. According to the ... More


Politics, Education, and Spirit in the Laws

Josh Wilburn

in The Political Soul: Plato on Thumos, Spirited Motivation, and the City

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198861867
eISBN:
9780191947230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861867.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 10 argues that although Plato does not explicitly present tripartition in the Laws, the theory continues to inform his social and political philosophy. His thinking about spirit is evident ... More


The Desire for God and the Aporetic Method in Augustine’s Confessions

Stephen Menn

in Augustine's Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199577552
eISBN:
9780191788871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577552.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy

This essay discusses the Confessions’ aporetic method—specifically its versions of Meno’s paradox, beginning in Book 1, about how we can search for God if we don’t already know him. Augustine says ... More


The Invention of the System: A System is a System is a System

Ada Bronowski

in The Stoics on Lekta: All There Is to Say

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842880
eISBN:
9780191878794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842880.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter offers a deep critique of a commonly held view that the Stoic system of philosophy consists in the tripartition of philosophy into logic, physics, and ethics. The teaching of philosophy ... More


Plot and Historical Background

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tripartition (the three appearances of Octavia and of the Chorus of Romans on the drama’s ‘Day Before’, ‘Wedding Day’, and ‘Day After’) is basically what structures the play. The trajectory of ... More


Seneca and Nero

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Here the focus is on the scenes with Seneca confronting Nero. It is argued that they fall into three clearly demarcated sections of 60 x 96 x 60 verses: first, Seneca’s great monologue on the ... More


What Poppaea Saw

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses the drama’s single most influential scene. Poppaea’s initial silence, her dream narrative, and the foregrounding of the visual made a huge impact on Renaissance tragedy. Its ... More


Time and Place

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter first argues that the search to identify the dramatist is futile and then addresses the far richer, but strangely neglected, evidence for the dramatic conventions and stagecraft ... More


Moral Education and the Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato’s Laws

Joshua Wilburn

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199679430
eISBN:
9780191758492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679430.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that although the Republic’s tripartite theory of the soul is not explicitly endorsed in Plato’s late work the Laws, it continues to inform the Laws from beneath the surface of ... More


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