Although Stoicism is best known for its practical philosophy inviting self-mastery, the question of the soul is at the heart of its doctrine: it is through our understanding of the human soul that we may better guide our lives. This book explores the Stoic conception of the soul: What is its nature? What relationship does it have with the body? What becomes of it when a person dies?
To the Stoics, the soul was a corporeal substance, and they developed a complete physiology of it. It possesses four faculties, which are explained in detail in the book: presentation, impulse, assent and reason.
Stoic philosophy leads to the affirmation of free will, human freedom through knowledge of oneself and of the laws of the universe.
|Author||JEAN BAPTISTE GOURINAT|
|Editor||VRIN EDITION LIBRAIRIE PHILOSOPHIQUE|
|Number of pages||168|
|Type of book||Broché|
|Date of publication||26/09/2017|