The Homeric

"Ja" człowieka homeryckiego w wybranych interpretacjach filozoficznych
The Homeric "Self" According to Some Philosophical Interpretations

Author(s): Maria Marcinkowska-Rosół
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Komitet Nauk o Kulturze Antycznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: early Greek thought; Homer

Summary/Abstract: This article presents and compares four different interpretations of the Homeric concept of "self". According to the first, the Homeric man has no concept of himself as a psychic unity, but only as a number of physical and psychical organs (Bruno Snell). The second says that he perceives himself as a complex but unified structure of psychical and physical elements (Norman Austin). According to the next view, the Homeric hero possesses the idea of reason which is able to create a unifying harmony among his various psychic powers and which constitutes the real self of a human being (Arbogast Schmitt). The fourth interpretation holds that the Homeric man identifies himself with his "Leib", which is the seat of all his sensations, feelings and thoughts (Hermann Schmitz).

  • Issue Year: 62/2007
  • Issue No: 3+4
  • Page Range: 211-233
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish