Essays on the Concept of Mind in Early-Modern Philosophy.

Glombíček, Petr.

Essays on the Concept of Mind in Early-Modern Philosophy. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (179 pages)

Intro -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- CONSCIOUSNESS AS SPONTANEOUS KNOWLEDGE -- RES COGITANS AS RES DUBITANS -- THE MIND OF GOD AND THE MIND OF MAN -- IDEA AND SELF-KNOWLEDGE IN MALEBRANCHE'S ANTI-CARTESIAN THEORY OF MIND -- JOHN LOCKE AND THE CAMBRIDGE PLATONISTS ON THE NATURE OF THE MIND -- DULL SOULS AND BEASTS -- BERKELEY'S LAST WORD ON SPIRIT -- WHAT KANT COULD REID -- METAPHYSICAL EGOISM AND ITS VICISSITUDES -- CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX.

An important task for every major philosopher is to offer us an understanding of the nature of mind. The essays in this volume discuss different aspects of the philosophical theories of mind put forward in the century and a half that followed Descartes' Meditations of 1641. These years, often referred to as the 'early-modern' period, are probably unparalleled for originality and diversity in conceiving the mind. The volume not only includes two essays on Descartes' own thinking, but there are...

9781443820080


Philosophy of mind.;Philosophy, Modern.


Electronic books.

BD418.3 -- .E83 2010eb

128.2