Forming the Mind

Forming the Mind : Essays on the Internal Senses and the Mind/Body Problem from Avicenna to the Medical Enlightenment

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This book deals with the internal senses, the mind/body problem and other problems associated with the concept of mind as it developed from Avicenna to the medical Enlightenment. The book collects essays from scholars in this promising field of research. It brings together scholars working on the same issues in the Arabic, Jewish and Western philosophical traditions. This collection opens up new and interesting perspectives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 18.8mm | 545g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • X, 346 p.
  • 9048175305
  • 9789048175307

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Forming the Mind deals with the internal senses, the mind/body problem and other problems associated with the concept of mind as it developed from Avicenna to the medical Enlightenment. The book collects essays from some of the foremost scholars in a relatively new and very promising field of research. It stresses how important and fruitful it is to see the time period between 1100 and 1700 as one continuous tradition, and brings together scholars working on the same issues in the Arabic, Jewish and Western philosophical traditions. In this respect, this collection opens up several new and interesting perspectives on the history of the philosophy of mind.
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Table of contents

Introduction: The Mind/Body Problem and Late Medieval Conceptions of the Soul.- Memory and Recollection in IBN SINA'S and IBN Rushd'S Philosophical Texts Translated into Latin in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: A Perspective on the Doctrine of the Internal Senses in Arabic Psychological Science.- Imagination and Experience in the Sensory Soul and Beyond: Richard Rufus, Roger Bacon & Their Contemporaries.- The Soul as an Entity: Dante, Aquinas, and Olivi.- Self-Knowledge and Cognitive Ascent: Thomas Aquinas and Peter Olivi on the KK-THESIS.- The Invention of Singular Thought.- John Buridan on the Immateriality of the Intellect.- How Matter Becomes Mind: Late-Medieval Theories of Emergence.- Passions and Old Men in Renaissance Gerontology.- Why Isn't the Mind-Body Problem Medieval?.- Matter, Mind, and Hylomorphism in IBN Gabirol and Spinoza.- Cajetan and Suarez on Agent Sense: Metaphysics and Epistemology in Late Aristotelian Thought.- Is Descartes' Body A Mode of Mind?.- Mind and Extension (Descartes, Hobbes, More).- Emotional Pathologies and Reason in French Medical Enlightenment.
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