Greek Models of Mind and Self

2015.06.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. A. Long, Greek Models of Mind and Self, Harvard University Press, 2015, 228pp., $25.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674729032.
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2015.06.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. A. Long, Greek Models of Mind and Self, Harvard University Press, 2015, 228pp., $25.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674729032. Reviewed by Paul Woodruff, The University of Texas at Austin This book introduces its topic clearly to general readers, while, at the same time, bringing together a lifetime of thought and original research that will be useful to scholars of the subject. It is a small book with a huge range, sound and original in its scholarship. Beginners will read it as an introduction; philosophers of mind ought to read it in order to understand the history of their subject; classical scholars should read it for its insights into authors that might otherwise escape them. A Plato scholar, for example, may have missed important texts in Pindar or Isocrates, which A.A. Long uses to good effect. Even familiar texts, such as Plato's Gorgias, have implications for this topic that may surprise a scholar. In. . .

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