Philosophy of Self

Author: Harper, Albert
Year:2000
Pages:132
ISBN:0-7734-7887-6
978-0-7734-7887-9
Price:139.95
This book looks into early Greek philosophy for a treatment of what is meant by the concept of soul and soulness, carrying forward the use of this term as it was defended in the third century AD by Plotinus, the founder of Neoplatonism. In the present essay, soul, self and selfhood are also placed in relationship with belief and judgment, noting that belief, with or without evidence, is more convincing to the self than simply a statement of facts, and must come before a full understanding of the manifold can be arrived at.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Noumenal Self
3. Plato’s Phaedo
4. Aristotle’s Soul
5. Plotinus and the Soul
6. Judgment
7. The Virtual Self
8. Self and Belief
9. Imagination and the Self
10. Purpose and the Self
11. The Language of Promise
Notes, Bibliography, Index