Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Editors: Knuuttila, Simo, Kärkkäinen, Pekka (Eds.)

  • The first extensive account of philosophical psychology of perception from ancient to early modern times
  • Includes contributions from several leading scholars in the field of history of philosophy
  • Suitable as a textbook on the history of philosophical psychology
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Sense perception is one of the classical themes in philosophy. It is traditionally considered a necessary preamble to many important topics, such as the mind-body relationship, consciousness, knowledge, and scepticism. Perception is also a phenomenon which itself raises philosophical questions, such as what is perceptible, what the content of perception is, whether this content is conceptual and how perception is related to epistemic attitudes. While the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology are the main areas in which perception is dealt with in contemporary philosophy, it is also discussed in the theory of knowledge, cognitive science, philosophical aesthetics and metaphysics. In recent years, the rich tradition of various philosophical theories of perception has been increasingly studied by scholars of the history of philosophy of mind.

The aim of this collection is to shed light on the developments in the theories of sense-perception in medieval Arabic and Latin philosophy, their ancient background and traditional and new themes in early modern thought. Particular attention is paid to the philosophically significant parts of the theories. The articles concentrate on the so-called external senses and related themes. Many of the central ideas are discussed, although the collection is also meant to shed light on less studied subjects.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Aristotle’s Theory of Perception and Medieval Aristotelianism

    Knuuttila, Simo

    Pages 1-22

  • Plotinus on Sense Perception

    Emilsson, Eyjólfur Kjalar

    Pages 23-33

  • The Stoics on Sense Perception

    Løkke, Håvard

    Pages 35-46

  • Degrees of Abstraction in Avicenna

    D’Ancona, Cristina

    Pages 47-71

  • The Ontological Entailments of Averroes’ Understanding of Perception

    Ivry, Alfred L.

    Pages 73-86

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eBook $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy
Editors
  • Simo Knuuttila
  • Pekka Kärkkäinen
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6125-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6125-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6124-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7543-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 292
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