The Brute within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle (BOK)

Hendrik Lorenz

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Hendrik Lorenz presents a comprehensive study of Plato's and Aristotle's conceptions of non-rational desire. They see this as something that humans share with animals, and which aims primarily at the pleasures of food, drink, and sex. Lorenz explores the cognitive resources that both philosophers make available for the explanation of such desires, and what they take rationality to add to the motivational structure of human beings. In doing so, he exposes a remarkable degree of continuity between Plato's and Aristotle's thought in this area. He also sheds fresh light, not only on both philosophers' theories of motivation, but also on how they conceive of the mind, both in itself and in relation to the body.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Hendrik Lorenz
ISBN 9780199561698
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,2cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 367 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy of mind, Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500