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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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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.55) Introduction
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The Brute Within
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Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199290636.003.0007

In a much-discussed passage in Republic 10 (602c-603b), Plato appears to divide the rational soul-part into two distinct sub-parts. By considering the passage in its context, the chapter shows that appearance to be false. It closes by spelling out what can be learned about Plato’s psychological theory by reflecting on the passage, once it is properly interpreted.

Keywords:   Plato, Republic, soul, psychology, reason, appetite

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