- Title Pages
- 1 Parts of the Soul
- 2 The Argument for Tripartition
- 3 Partition
- 4 The Simple Picture
- 5 Imitation and the Soul
- 6 Belief and Reason
- 7 Below Belief and Reason
- 8 Preliminaries
- 9 <i>Phantasia</i>, Desire, and Locomotion
- 10 Desire without <i>phantasia</i>
- 11 The Workings of <i>phantasia</i>
- 12 <i>Phantasia</i> and Practical Thought
- 13 Reason and Non-rational Desire
- General Index
- (p.55) Introduction
- The Brute Within
Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
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.
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