Psychology and Ontology in Plato

  • Luca Pitteloud
  • Evan Keeling

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 139)

About this book


This edited volume brings together contributions from prominent scholars to discuss new approaches to Plato’s philosophy, especially in the burgeoning fields of Platonic ontology and psychology. Topics such as the relationship between mind, soul and emotions, as well as the connection between ontology and ethics are discussed through the analyses of dialogues from Plato’s middle and late periods, such as the RepublicSymposiumTheaetetusTimaeus and Laws. These works are being increasingly studied both as precursors for Aristotelian philosophy and in their own right, and the analyses included in this volume reveal some new interpretations of topics such as Plato’s attitude towards artistic imagination and the possibility of speaking of a teleology in Plato.

Focusing on hot topics in the area, Psychology and Ontology in Plato provides a good sense of what is happening in Platonic scholarship worldwide and will be of interest to academic researchers and teachers interested in ancient philosophy, ontology and philosophical psychology.


Platonic ontology Platonic psychology Plato and artistic imagination Soul, mind and emotions in Plato Ontology and ethics in Plato Teleology in Plato Plato’s Republic Plato’s Symposium Plato’s Timaeus Plato’s Laws Plato’s Theaetetus

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Pitteloud
    • 1
  • Evan Keeling
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Natural and Human Sciences (CCNH)Universidade Federal do ABCSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Sao PauloSão PauloBrazil

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