By Dorothea Frede,Burkhard Reis

the matter of physique and soul has a protracted background that may be traced again to the beginnings of Greek tradition. The existential query of what occurred to the soul in the meanwhile of dying, even if and in what shape there's lifestyles after dying, and of the precise courting among physique and soul was once spoke back in several methods in Greek philosophy, from the early days to overdue Antiquity. The contributions during this quantity not just do justice to the breadth of the subject, in addition they conceal the complete interval from the Pre-Socratics to overdue Antiquity. specific awareness is paid to Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers, that's the Stoics and the Epicureans.

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