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Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle (Hendrik Lorenz) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199290635
Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle (Hendrik Lorenz) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199290635
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Title: The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Author: Lorenz, Hendrik

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199290635

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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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.ContentsIntroductionI. Appetite and Reason in Plato's Republic1. Parts of the soul2. The argument for tripartition3. Partition4. The simple pictureII. Belief and Appearance in Plato5. Imitation and the soul6. Belief and reason7. Below belief and reasonIII. Phantasia and Non-Rational Desire in Aristotle8. Preliminaries9. Phantasia, desire, and locomotion10. Desire without phantasia11. The workings of phantasia12. Phantasia and practical thought13. Reason and non-rational desireConclusion
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