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Modern Greek Philosophers on the Human Soul: Selections from the writings of Seven Representative Thinkers of Modern Greece—Benjamin of Lesvos, Vrailas-Armenis, Skaltsounis, St. Nectarios, Louvaris, Kontoglou, and Theodorakopoulos—on the Nature and Immortality of the Soul, translated from the original Greek and edited with a Preface, Introduction, Notes, and Glossary.

Second Edition, Revised and considerably enlarged

By Constantine Cavarnos

“As inheritors of both the ancient Greeks and of the Byzantines, modern Greek philosophers have stressed the reality and dignity of the human soul, and have sought to prove its incorporeal nature and immortality. [...]The method to be followed by the philosopher in his attempt to know the soul is that of reason and inner observation, introspection. This is the method employed by the five philosophers whose teaching on the human soul is presented in this volume. Outer, sense-observation is of no avail here, as the soul is not something external, visible, but something internal, invisible.”


   I. BENJAMIN (1762-1824)
      Biographical Note
      1. Existence of the Soul as a Spiritual Substance
      2. Freedom of the Soul
      3. Immortality of the Soul
   II. VRAILAS-ARMENIS (1812-1884)
      Biographical Note
      1. On the Nature of the Soul
      2. Science and the Soul
   III. SKALTSOUNIS (1824-1905)
      Biographical Note
      1. Criticism of Materialism
      2. Spiritual Nature of the Soul
      3. Immortality of the Soul
   IV. ST. NECTARIOS (1846-1920)
      Biographical Note
      1. Prolegomena
      2. Proofs of the Soul’s Immortality
   V. LOUVARIS (1885-1961)
      Biographical Note
      1. Turning to Religion
      2. Rediscovering the Soul
      3. Nature of the Soul
      4. Value of the Soul
      5. Immortality of the Soul
   VI. KONTOGLOU (1895-1965)
      Biographical Note
      1. The Corruptible World and the Incorruptible World
      2. The Soul and its Immortality
      Biographical Note
      Concerning the Soul
Further Reading

Item Number: BKC301
Publication Data: Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2003
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 140
Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.6 cm × 14.1 cm × 1.1 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 1‒914744‒77‒1

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