The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

by Francesco Belfiore

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In this third edition of The Triadic Structure of the Mind, Francesco Belfiore begins from the basic ontological conception of the structure and functioning of the “mind” or “spirit” as an evolving, conscious triad composed of intellect, sensitiveness, and power, each exerting a selfish and a moral activity. Based on this original concept of the triadic, bidirectional and evolving mind, Belfiore has developed a coherent philosophical system, through which he offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, language, aesthetics, ethics, politics, and law. The present third edition, like the previous one, includes an extensive treatment of the topics addressed as well as the quotation of the views of the major thinkers, whose thought has been discussed and reinterpreted. In addition, new concepts have been introduced, some passages have been clarified, and the style has been improved in several points. The result is an original and exhaustive book, which will be of interest to all philosophy scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761868569
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 614
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Francesco Belfiore was a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Catania, Italy. He worked in medical research and has published many articles and several monographs. In recent years, he has reawakened his long-standing interest in philosophy and has conceived a coherent philosophical system, outlined originally in the first edition of the present book (2004) and then in an expanded form in the second edition (2014), both published by the University Press of America. With the same publisher, he has also published The Ontological Foundation of Ethics, Politics, and Law (2007; rev. ed. 2013) and The Democratic Society and Its Founding Concepts (2012).

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter 1—The Structure and Functioning of the Mind
Chapter 2—A Comprehensive Ontological Conception: The Triadic Monism
Chapter 3—Intellect and Its Activity: Knowledge and Its Limits
Chapter 4—Sensitiveness and Its Activity
Chapter 5—Power and Its Activity: Man’s Action in Society and in the Physical World
Chapter 6—The Inward/Moral Activity of Mind: Morality (or Consciousness)
Chapter 7—Analytic and Continental Philosophy: Critique and Reinterpretation
Chapter 8—Synopsis and Conclusions

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