By Pauliina Remes,Juha Sihvola

ISBN-10: 1402085958

ISBN-13: 9781402085956

ISBN-10: 9048179270

ISBN-13: 9789048179275

Pauliina Remes and Juha Sihvola during historical past, philosophers have given a powerful number of solutions to the query, “What is self?” a few of them have even argued that there's no such factor in any respect. This quantity explores a few of the ways that selfhood was once approached and conceptualised in antiquity. How did the ancients comprehend what it's that i'm, essentially, as an performing and affected topic, studying the area round me, being special from others like and in contrast to me? The authors hello- gentle the makes an attempt in historical philosophical assets to know the evasive personality of the in particular human presence on the earth. additionally they describe how the traditional philosophers understood human brokers as in a position to inflicting alterations and being affected in and through the area. consciousness might be paid to many of the ways that the ancients conceived of humans as matters of reasoning and motion, in addition to accountable participants within the ethical sphere and of their kin to folks. the subjects of endurance, id, self-examination and self-improvement recur in lots of of those essays. The articles of the gathering mix systematic and old methods to historic resources that diversity from Socrates to Plotinus and Augustine.

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