Ancient Philosophy of the Self (The New Synthese Historical Library) by Pauliina Remes
Springer; 2008 edition | September 15, 2008 | English | ISBN: 1402085958 | 272 pages | PDF | 878 KB
Pauliina Remes and Juha Sihvola In the course of history, philosophers have given an impressive variety of answers to the question, “What is self?” Some of them have even argued that there is no such thing at all. This volume explores the various ways in which selfhood was approached and conceptualised in antiquity. How did the ancients understand what it is that I am, fundamentally, as an acting and affected subject, interpreting the world around me, being distinct from others like and unlike me?