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Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind


Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind by Julia E. Annas

From Library Journal
This volume represents the eighth installment in the series "Hellenistic Culture and Society." Annas's objective is to place a renewed importance upon the previously underappreciated post-Aristotelian philosophers, mainly the Stoics and Epicureans. The author contends that the enormous variety of medical and scientific advances that were occurring during the Hellenistic Age made the study of philosophy separate from the study of science and medicine, thereby creating the opening for new, original schools of thought to replace the "reduced" Platonic and Aristotelian schools. Annas makes available a wealth of helpful background information condensed in footnotes that will guide the novice philosophy student to a comprehension and appreciation for this mentally strenuous and scholarly work.
- Jacqueline Garlesky, Cambria Cty. Lib., Johnstown, Pa.
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Glenn Lesses, Canadian Philosophical Review
"In her systematic examination of Stoic and Epicurean theories of mind, Julia Annas seeks to demonstrate the innovative nature of their views. According to Annas' exactingly lucid book, the Stoic and Epicurean accounts are philosophically worthy and, properly construed, the first genuine theories of mind. . . . Annas carefully and sympathetically attends to the arguments that the Stoics and Epicureans construct, while indicating their defects. As a result, we gain a sense of the enormous attraction of their reasoned, philosophical positions. . . . A model of philosophical scholarship about Hellenistic antiquity."

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