Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Animal Minds in Medieval Latin Philosophy

A Sourcebook from Augustine to Wodeham

Authors: Oelze, Anselm

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  • Provides a comprehensive collection of sources on the medieval philosophy of animal minds
  • Makes accessible a wide range of Latin key texts from the fourth to the fourteenth century in English translations
  • Offers fresh insight into how the Middle Ages dealt with questions related to animal cognition, emotions, and volitions
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This sourcebook explores how the Middle Ages dealt with questions related to the mental life of creatures great and small. It makes accessible a wide range of key Latin texts from the fourth to the fourteenth century in fresh English translations. Specialists and non-specialists alike will find many surprising insights in this comprehensive collection of sources on the medieval philosophy of animal minds. 

The book’s structure follows the distinction between the different aspects of the mental. The author has organized the material in three main parts: cognition, emotions, and volition. Each part contains translations of texts by different medieval thinkers. The philosophers chosen include well-known figures like Augustine, Albert the Great, and Thomas Aquinas. The collection also profiles the work of less studied thinkers like John Blund, (Pseudo-)Peter of Spain, and Peter of Abano. In addition, among those featured are several translated here into English for the first time. 

Each text comes with a short introduction to the philosopher, the context, and the main arguments of the text plus a section with bibliographical information and recommendations for further reading. A general introduction to the entire volume presents the basic concepts and questions of the philosophy of animal minds and explains how the medieval discussion relates to the contemporary debate. This sourcebook is valuable for anyone interested in the history of philosophy, especially medieval philosophy of mind. It will also appeal to scholars and students from other fields, such as psychology, theology, and cultural studies.


About the authors

Anselm Oelze (PhD Humboldt University of Berlin, 2017) worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and as teaching fellow in philosophy at the LMU Munich. He is author of the book Animal Rationality: Later Medieval Theories 1250-1350 (Brill, 2018) and of articles on animal cognition and animal ethics in the Middle Ages.


Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Minds in Medieval Latin Philosophy
Book Subtitle
A Sourcebook from Augustine to Wodeham
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67012-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67012-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67011-5
Series ISSN
1573-5834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 212
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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