Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

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The notions of mental representation and intentionality are thought to have originated with Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge this assumption and show that the history of these ideas can be traced back to the medieval period. They conclude that there is no clear dividing line between western late medieval and early modern philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409485247
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr Henrik Lagerlund is Research Associate in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Introduction, Henrik Lagerlund; The terminological and conceptual roots of representation in the soul in late ancient and medieval philosophy, Henrik Lagerlund; Abstract truth in Thomas Aquinas, Robert Pasnau; Representation in scholastic epistemology, Martin Tweedale; Rethinking representation in the middle ages: a vade-mecum to mediaeval theories of mental representation, Peter King; William Ockham and mental language, Mikko Yrjönsuuri; The matter of thought, Calvin G. Normore; Objective being in Descartes: that which we know or that by which we know?, Deborah Brown; Index of names.

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