After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline the major philosophical trends of the Classical Period, particularly the ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
- Evaluate the psychological contributions of the Islamic philosophers Al-Kindi, Avicenna, and Averroes.
- Contrast the various positions taken by the Continental Rationalists on the mind-body problem.
- Survey the development of thinking on the nature of the mind by the British Empiricists.