A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity

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Anna Marmodoro, Sophie Cartwright
Cambridge University Press, May 31, 2018 - Philosophy
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The mind-body relation was at the forefront of philosophy and theology in late antiquity, a time of great intellectual innovation. This volume, the first integrated history of this important topic, explores ideas about mind and body during this period, considering both pagan and Christian thought about issues such as resurrection, incarnation and asceticism. A series of chapters presents cutting-edge research from multiple perspectives, including history, philosophy, classics and theology. Several chapters survey wider themes which provide context for detailed studies of the work of individual philosophers including Numenius, Pseudo-Dionysius, Damascius and Augustine. Wide-ranging and accessible, with translations given for all texts in the original language, this book will be essential for students and scholars of late antique thought, the history of religion and theology, and the philosophy of mind.
 

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Contents

Contributors
1The Late Ancient Philosophical Scene
Mind and Body in Late Antique
Numenius
Plotinus
Porphyry
Frans A J de Haas
Proclus
The Ensoulment of the Body in Early
Mind Soul and Body
Basil of Caesarea
Gregory of Nyssa
Gregory of Nazianzus
Synesius of Cyrene
Augustine
Dionysius the Areopagite

Damascius
Mind and Body in Early
The Christian Conception of the Body

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About the author (2018)

Anna Marmodoro is an Official Fellow of Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford. Her recent publications include Aristotle on Perceiving Objects (2014) and Everything in Everything: Anaxagoras's Metaphysics (2017).

Sophie Cartwright is the author of The Theological Anthropology of Eustathius of Antioch (2015). She teaches theology and philosophy, most recently at Oxford Brookes University, and has been conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford.

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