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The soul has been of central importance in the ancient philosophical tradition, from the earliest Greek thinkers to the Neoplatonists. For ancient philosophers, the soul helps to account not only for various kinds of life on earth, such as human, animal, or even plant-life, but also the heavenly movements of the stars and planets. While the soul is often viewed as a principle of motion, in humans it is associated with a wide range of important phenomena, such as cognition, love, death, reason, emotions, and feelings. Moreover, the soul is sometimes seen to have a life of its own apart from the body, so that a distinction can be drawn between embodied and disembodied existence and experience. In this way, the soul naturally brings together a range of different philosophical concerns, including epistemology, ethics, psychology, the natural sciences, cosmology, and eschatology.
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 11-12/10/2019
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Department of Philosophy, Edgecliffe, University of Saint Andrews (Saint Andrews, Scotland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Manlio Fossati; Andrés Hernández Villarreal; Lorenzo Lazzarini; Julia Pfefferkorn; Wolfgang Sattler; Matthew Shelton.
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