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Persons: spiritedness & coming to be


Treanor, D, Persons: spiritedness & coming to be, Appraisal, 8, (2) pp. 3-9. ISSN 1358-3336 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Western philosophy contributes significantly to personal identity theory nevertheless my analysis returns to early Greek theory for a more diverse perspective in understanding the nature of personhood. I put forward the emphasis in contemporary thought on human beings as animals with a well-developed and complex brain falls short of conceiving human beings as persons and interpreting human experience. I develop two concepts - θνµοξ (thymos) and ἓρως (eros), to suggest how they might influence human existence and accord clarity and meaning to ‘what is a person’. These concepts are considered through one’s Φιλια (philia).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:personhood, eros, thymos and philia
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:History and philosophy of specific fields
Research Field:History of ideas
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Treanor, D (Mr David Treanor)
ID Code:141138
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-09-28
Last Modified:2020-11-17

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