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.” —“Introduction”
Preface Introduction 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 VII. THEODORAKOPOULOS (1900-1981) Biographical Note Concerning the Soul Further Reading Glossary Index
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