The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle by Hendrik Lorenz

By Hendrik Lorenz

Hendrik Lorenz offers a entire learn of Plato's and Aristotle's conceptions of non-rational hope. They see this as whatever that people proportion with animals, and which goals essentially on the pleasures of nutrients, drink, and intercourse. Lorenz explores the cognitive assets that either philosophers make to be had for the reason of such wishes, and what they take rationality so as to add to the motivational constitution of people. In doing so, he reveals conceptions of the brain which are coherent and deeply built-in with either philosophers' perspectives approximately such issues because the relation among physique and soul, or the character of the virtues.

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