Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind

Editors: Miller, Jon (Ed.)

  • Covers all of early modern philosophy of mind from the 1630s to the late 1700s
  • Features contributions from some of today's foremost authorities on early modern philosophy
  • Details important but relatively obscure figures who are rarely discussed by contemporary scholarship
  • Sheds new light on issues that are central to our understanding of theorizing about the mind in the 1600s and 1700s
  • Addresses a wide range of topics concerning the mind, exposing readers to the richness of early modern theorizing on the nature of the mind
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During the early modern era (c. 1600-1800), philosophers formulated a number of new questions, methods of investigation, and theories regarding the nature of the mind. The result of their efforts has been described as "the original cognitive revolution." Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind provides a comprehensive snapshot of this exciting period in the history of thinking about the mind, presenting studies of a wide array of philosophers and topics. Written by some of today's foremost authorities on early modern philosophy, the ten chapters address issues ranging from those that have long captivated philosophers and psychologists as well as those that have been underexplored. Likewise, the papers engage figures from the history of ideas who are well-known today (Descartes, Hume, Kant) as well as those who have been comparatively neglected by contemporary scholarship (Desgabets, Boyle, Collins).

This volume will become an essential reference work that graduate students and professionals in the fields of philosophy of mind, the history of philosophy, and the history of psychology will want to own.

About the authors

Jon Miller is a specialist in the history of philosophy, especially early modern rationalism and the Hellenistic period of ancient philosophy. His main interest lies in understanding how philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries received the ideas of their ancient predecessors. Many of his publications deal with Spinoza and the Stoics, although he has also written about Grotius, Descartes, skepticism and happiness. Currently teaching in Canada, Dr. Miller has also held positions in Sweden and the United States.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Mental Transparency, Direct Sensation, and the Unity of the Cartesian Mind

    Pessin, Andrew

    Pages 1-37

  • Wonder Among Cartesians and Natural Magicians

    Garrett, Brian Jonathan

    Pages 39-55

  • Desgabets: Rationalist or Cartesian Empiricist?

    Allen-Hermanson, Sean

    Pages 57-84

  • Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke on Extended Thinking Beings

    Garrett, Don

    Pages 85-104

  • Sensation in a Malebranchean Mind

    Simmons, Alison

    Pages 105-129

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind
Editors
  • Jon Miller
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2381-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2381-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2380-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8493-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 266
Topics