Conjunctions of mind, soul and body from Plato to the by Danijela Kambaskovic

By Danijela Kambaskovic

This publication examines the nexus among the corporeal, emotional, non secular and highbrow points of human lifestyles as represented within the writing of the center a long time and the Renaissance. Authors from varied fields research not just the query of the physique and soul (or physique and brain) but additionally how this query matches right into a broader framework within the medieval and early smooth interval. innovations resembling gender and society, Read more...


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Given the Neoplatonic inheritance to which I have been alluding, this need be no great surprise, but as is always the case in ‘Later Greek’ thought (whether late-antique or medieval), it is in the ways in which this tradition is received, moderated and altered that its liveliness and interest are to be found. What is most remarkable in Psellos is his acceptance of the human composite as a whole. 7 This is not to say that such a positive valuation of the body is entirely without precedent, either in the Neoplatonic or Christian traditions, but he is nonetheless remarkably independent and prone to accentuate the more open-ended and world-affirming sides of the Platonic tradition.

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Wolfe is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences and Sarton Centre for History of Science, Ghent University, and an Associate of the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney. He works primarily in history and philosophy of the early modern life sciences, with a particular interest in materialism and vitalism. He has edited volumes including Monsters and Philosophy (2005), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge (2010, with O. Gal), Vitalism and the scientific image in post-Enlightenment life-science (2013, with S.

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