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The structured self in Hellenistic and Roman thought

Author: Christopher Gill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christopher Gill offers a wide-ranging and original account of what is new and distinctive in Hellenistic and Roman ideas about selfhood and personality. He focuses upon Stoic and Epicurean  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Gill
ISBN: 9780199564378 019956437X
OCLC Number: 276335889
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Winner of *Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007.
Description: 522 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The structured self in Stoicism and Epicureanism. Psychophysical Holism in Stoicism and Epicureanism --
Psychological Holism and Socratic ideals --
Development and the structured self --
pt. II. The unstructured self : Stoic passions and the reception of Plato. Competing readings of Stoic passions --
Competing readings of Platonic psychology --
pt. III. Theoretical issues and literary reception. Issues in selfhood : subjectivity and objectivity --
Literary reception : structured and unstructured selves.
Responsibility: Christopher Gill.

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The admirable combination of historical analysis and theoretical arguments that characterize Gill's work will make his book an indispensable reference point for future studies. * Mauro Bonazzi, Read more...

 
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