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The Brute Within : Appetitive Desire in Plato And Aristotle (Hardcover)

Author: Lorenz, Hendrik

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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 finds conceptions of the mind that are coherent and deeply integrated with both philosophers'' views about such topics as the relation between body and soul, or the nature of the virtues.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199290635
SKU 202327810
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199290636
Release Date 11/26/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0229
Publisher Clarendon Press
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