A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity
Anna Marmodoro, Sophie Cartwright
Cambridge University Press, May 31, 2018 - Philosophy
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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Chapter 1 The Late Ancient Philosophical Scene
Part I Mind and Body in Late Antique Pagan Philosophy
Part II Mind and Body in Early Christian Thought
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