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The Resource Plotinus on self : the philosophy of the 'We', Pauliina Remes

Plotinus on self : the philosophy of the 'We', Pauliina Remes

Label
Plotinus on self : the philosophy of the 'We'
Title
Plotinus on self
Title remainder
the philosophy of the 'We'
Statement of responsibility
Pauliina Remes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Plotinus, the founder of the Neoplatonic school of philosophy, conceptualises two different notions of self (or 'us'): the corporeal and the rational. Personality and imperfection mark the former, while goodness and a striving for understanding mark the latter. Dr Remes grounds the two selfhoods in deep-seated Platonic ontological commitments, following their manifestations, interrelations and sometimes uneasy coexistence in philosophical psychology, emotional therapy and ethics. Plotinus' interest lies in what it means for a human being to be a temporal and corporeal thing, yet capable of abstract and impartial reasoning, of self-government and perhaps even invulnerability. The book argues that this involves a philosophically problematic rupture within humanity which is, however, alleviated by the psychological similarities and points of contact between the two aspects of the self. The purpose of life is the cultivation of the latter aspect, the true self."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Remes, Pauliina
Index
index present
LC call number
BD438.5
LC item number
.R46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plotinus
  • Plotinus
  • Plotin
  • Plotinus
  • Plotinus
  • Plotinus
  • Plotinus
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Philosophie
  • Selbst
  • Selbst
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Medvetandefilosofi
Label
Plotinus on self : the philosophy of the 'We', Pauliina Remes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-268) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The endowed structures of selfhood -- Two lives, two identities : the ontological and anthropological setting -- The conscious centre -- The rational self and its knowledge of itself -- Constructing the self : between the world and the ideal -- Sculpting your self : self-determination, self-control, and self-constitution -- Action and other people : the self as a citizen of two communities -- Losing the limits of the self?
Control code
86167474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 287 pages
Isbn
9780521204989
Lccn
2008270846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86167474
Label
Plotinus on self : the philosophy of the 'We', Pauliina Remes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-268) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The endowed structures of selfhood -- Two lives, two identities : the ontological and anthropological setting -- The conscious centre -- The rational self and its knowledge of itself -- Constructing the self : between the world and the ideal -- Sculpting your self : self-determination, self-control, and self-constitution -- Action and other people : the self as a citizen of two communities -- Losing the limits of the self?
Control code
86167474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 287 pages
Isbn
9780521204989
Lccn
2008270846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86167474

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