Knowing Persons is an original study of Plato's account of personhood. For Plato, embodied persons are images of a disembodied ideal. The ideal person is a knower. Hence, the lives of embodied persons need to be understood according to Plato's metaphysics of imagery. For Gerson, Plato's account of embodied personhood is not accurately conflated with Cartesian dualism. Plato's dualism is more appropriately seen in the contrast between the ideal disembodied person and the embodied one than in the contrast between mind or soul ...

Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato 2006, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199288670

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Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199257638

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