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The Brute WithinAppetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle$
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Hendrik Lorenz

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290635

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199290636.001.0001

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Parts of the Soul

Parts of the Soul

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(p.13) 1 Parts of the Soul
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The Brute Within
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Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199290636.003.0003

This chapter raises and explains two central questions about Plato’s theory of the tripartite soul. First, what is involved in Plato’s claim that the embodied human soul is a thing of parts? Secondly, does Plato have a reasonable basis for holding that the soul is composed of precisely three parts, reason, spirit, and appetite?

Keywords:   Plato, soul, partition, tripartition, appetite, reason, spirit

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