Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind
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Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind : Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant

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Fresh translations of key texts, exhaustive coverage from Plato to Kant, and detailed commentary by expert scholars of philosophy add up to make this sourcebook the first and most comprehensive account of the history of the philosophy of mind. Published at a time when the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology are high-profile domains in current research, the volume will inform our understanding of philosophical questions by shedding light on the origins of core conceptual assumptions often arrived at before the instauration of psychology as a recognized subject in its own right.

The chapters closely follow historical developments in our understanding of the mind, with sections dedicated to ancient, medieval Latin and Arabic, and early modern periods of development. The volume's structural clarity enables readers to trace the entire progression of philosophical understanding on specific topics related to the mind, such as the nature of perception. Doing so reveals the fascinating contrasts between current and historical approaches. In addition to its all-inclusive source material, the volume provides subtle expert commentary that includes critical introductions to each thematic section as well as detailed engagement with the central texts. A voluminous bibliography includes hundreds of primary and secondary sources. The sheer scale of this new publication sheds light on the progression, and discontinuities, in our study of the philosophy of mind, and represents a major new sourcebook in a field of extreme importance to our understanding of humanity as a whole.
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  • Paperback | 746 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 38.35mm | 1,043.26g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
  • 1 Illustrations, black and white; X, 746 p. 1 illus.
  • 9402401687
  • 9789402401684

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Fresh translations of key texts, exhaustive coverage from Plato to Kant, and detailed commentary by expert scholars of philosophy add up to make this sourcebook the first and most comprehensive account of the history of the philosophy of mind. Published at a time when the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology are high-profile domains in current research, the volume will inform our understanding of philosophical questions by shedding light on the origins of core conceptual assumptions often arrived at before the instauration of psychology as a recognized subject in its own right.

The chapters closely follow historical developments in our understanding of the mind, with sections dedicated to ancient, medieval Latin and Arabic, and early modern periods of development. The volume's structural clarity enables readers to trace the entire progression of philosophical understanding on specific topics related to the mind, such as the nature of perception. Doing so reveals the fascinating contrasts between current and historical approaches. In addition to its all-inclusive source material, the volume provides subtle expert commentary that includes critical introductions to each thematic section as well as detailed engagement with the central texts. A voluminous bibliography includes hundreds of primary and secondary sources. The sheer scale of this new publication sheds light on the progression, and discontinuities, in our study of the philosophy of mind, and represents a major new sourcebook in a field of extreme importance to our understanding of humanity as a whole.​
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Table of contents

Introduction.- I Soul as an entity.- 1. The soul and the mind in ancient philosophy (Juha Sihvola and Henrik Lagerlund).- 2. The soul and the mind in medieval and early modern theories (Henrik Lagerlund).- II Sense perception.- 1. Ancient theories (Miira Tuominen).- 2. Medieval theories (Simo Knuuttila & Pekka Karkkainen).- 3. Early modern theories (Tuomo Aho).- III Common sense, fantasy, and estimation.- 1. Common sense and fantasy in ancient philosophy (Miira Tuominen).- 2. Medieval theories of internal senses (Simo Knuuttila & Pekka Karkkainen).- 3. Renaissance theories of internal senses (Lorenzo Casini).- 4. Common sense and fantasy in the seventeenth and eighteenth century Tuomo Aho).- IV Sleep and Dreams.- 1. Ancient theories (Mika Perala).- 2. Medieval theories (Pekka Karkkainen).- 3. Early Modern theories (Tuomo Aho).- V Memory and recollection.- 1. Ancient and medieval theories (David Bloch).- 2. Early modern theories (Tuomo Aho).- VI Intellection and concept formation.- 1. Ancient views of intellection (Miira Tuominen).- 2. Concepts and concept formation in medieval philosophy (Toivo Holopainen).- 3. Concepts and concept formation in early modern philosophy (Martina Reuter).- VII Judgement and reasoning.-1. Ancient theories of judgement (Mika Perala).- 2. Ancient theories of reasoning (Miira Tuominen).- 3. Medieval theories of judgement and reasoning (Mika Perala).- 4. Early modern theories of judgement and reasoning (Tuomo Aho).- VIII Psychology of Language.- 1. Ancient and early medieval theories (Mika Perala).- 2. Mental words and mental language in the later Middle Ages (Russ Friedman and Jenny Pelletier).- 3. Early Modern theories.- IX Self-Consciousness.- 1. Ancient theories (Pauliina Remes).- 2. Medieval theories (Mikko Yrjoensuuri and Juhana Toivanen).- 3. Early modern theories (Vili Lahteenmaki).- X Emotions.- 1. From Plato to the Renaissance (Simo Knuuttila).- 2. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theories (Lilli Alanen).- XI Will and choice.- 1. Choice and practical rreasoning in ancient philosophy (Havard Lokke).- 2. Will and choice in medieval thought (Taina Holopainen).- 3. Will and freedom in Renaissance and Reformation thought (Risto Saarinen).- 4. Will in early modern philosophy (Mikko Yrjoensuuri).- XII Mental disturbances.- Ancient theories (Marke Ahonen).- Medieval theories (Vesa Hirvonen).- Early modern theories (Timo Kaitaro).- XIII Physiognomy.- Ancient, medieval and early modern physiognomy (Marke Ahonen).- IIV Psychology of gender.- Ancient theories (Malin Grahn).- Medieval theories (Ilse Paakkinen).- Early modern theories (Martina Reuter).- Bibliography.
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About Simo Knuuttila

Simo Knuuttila is Professor of Theological Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Helsinki. His publications include Modalities in Medieval Philosophy (1993), Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (2006), and numerous articles on the history of modal theory, semantics and the philosophy of mind. He is also editor of many books on the history of philosophy.

Juha Sihvola (died 2012) was Professor of General History at the University of Jyvaskyla and Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2004-2009. He published widely on ancient philosophy, its later influence and contemporary political issues. He was editor of many books on ancient philosophy.
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