Lec 3 - Parts of the Soul I

"Lec 3 - Parts of the Soul I"Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature (PHIL 181) Professor Gendler reviews four instances of intrapersonal divisions that have appeared in philosophy, literature, psychology, and neuroscience: Plato's division between reason, spirit, and appetite; Hume's division between reason and passion; Freud's division between id, ego, and superego; and four divisions discussed by Jonathan Haidt (mind/body, left brain/right brain, old brain/new brain, and controlled/automatic thought). A discussion of a particularly vivid passage from Plato's Phaedrus concludes the lecture. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Dividing the Soul: Overview 07:57 - Chapter 2. Plato, Hume and Freud 15:28 - Chapter 3: Haidt's Four Divisions 36:12 - Chapter 4. Plato's Division between Reason, Spirit, and Appetite Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2011.

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