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Author Jeremiah, Edward T.
Title The emergence of reflexivity in Greek language and thought : from Homer to Plato and beyond / Edward T. Jeremiah.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2012.

Author Jeremiah, Edward T.
Series Philosophia antiqua, 0079-1687 ; v. 129
Philosophia antiqua ; v. 129. 0079-1687
Subject Greek language -- Reflexives.
Greek language -- Style.
Self (Philosophy) -- Greece -- History.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Description 1 online resource (316 pages).
Contents Figures; Acknowledgements; Notes; Sigla; Introduction; 1. Thought And Language; 1. The Controversy of Homeric Psychology; 2. Pronouns Constructing Identity; 3. Grammaticalisation; 4. Semantic Motivation in the Shift to Heavy Pronominal Reflexivity; 5. The Transcendental Self Generated by Pronominal Reflexivity; 2. Homer; 1. Typology of Homeric Reflexives; 2. Semantics of autos in Homer; 3. The Idea of Psyche and Its Connection to the Reflexive; 4. Conclusions; 3. Early Lyric, Iambus And Elegy; 1. Preliminaries; 2. Complex Reflexives in Early Poetry.
3. Simple autos As Reflexive (Theognis and Pindar)4. Conclusions; 4. The Presocratics; 1. Introduction; 2. Heraclitus; 3. The Cosmology/Ontology of Parmenides and Anaxagoras; 4. Antiphon the Sophist; 5. Democritus; 6. The Roots of Reflexive Archai in the Presocratics and Their Legacy; 7. The Gnomic Tradition; 8. Conclusions; 5. Conscience And The Reflexivisation Of Sunoida; 6. Tragedy And Comedy; 1. Introduction; 2. Tragedy; 3. Comedy; 4. Conclusions; 7. Plato; 1. Preliminaries; 2. The Being of the In-Itself; 3. Building a Reflexive Subject; 4. The Reflexivity of Macrocosmic Beings.
5. The Science of Science and Care of Self in Charmides and 1 Alcibiades6. The (Im)possibility of Holistic Reflexivity; 7. Conclusions; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index locorum; Index Nominum et Rerum.
Summary Tying together linguistics, philology and philosophy, this monograph explores the morphological and semantic development of the heavily marked reflexive system in Ancient Greek and argues that these changes are connected to a reconceptualisation of the human subject as characteristically reflexive.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9789004225152 (electronic bk.)
9004225153 (electronic bk.)
9781280496479 (MyiLibrary)
1280496479 (MyiLibrary)
9789004225155 (e-book)
OCLC # 779828602
Additional Format Print version: Jeremiah, Edward T. Emergence of Reflexivity in Greek Language and Thought : From Homer to Plato and Beyond. Leiden : BRILL, 2012 9789004221956

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