Being and Well-Being of Soul

Term: Fall 2010

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6637

In antiquity, psychology was not considered an independent discipline but was closely connected with ontology, cosmology, and ethics. In this seminar, we will consider a variety of ancient philosophical approaches to the understanding of soul, its faculties, including sense-perception, thinking, and memory, and how soul comes to know itself and achieves well-being. Our discussion will draw on the texts of Plato and later Platonic thinkers, Aristotle, the Cynics, and Epicurus.

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