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Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Subjectivity and Selfhood in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Editors: Kaukua, Jari, Ekenberg, Tomas (Eds.)

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  • ​Offers a new perspective on historical discussions of human subjectivity and agency
  • Bridges the gap between medieval and early modern philosophy
  • Combines discussions from both the Latin and the Arabic traditions
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About this book

This book is a collection of studies on topics related to subjectivity and selfhood in medieval and early modern philosophy. The individual contributions approach the theme from a number of angles varying from cognitive and moral psychology to metaphysics and epistemology. Instead of a complete overview on the historical period, the book provides detailed glimpses into some of the most important figures of the period, such as Augustine, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz and Hume. The questions addressed include the ethical problems of the location of one's true self and the proper distribution of labour between desire, passion and reason, and the psychological tasks of accounting for subjective experience and self-knowledge and determining different types of self-awareness.

About the authors

Jari Kaukua is an Academy of Finland research fellow at the University of Jyväskylä. An expert in classical and post-classical Arabic philosophy, he is the author of Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy (Cambridge University Press), and has published a number of articles in leading journals of medieval philosophy, including Vivarium and Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale. Tomas Ekenberg is a docent of theoretical philosophy at Uppsala University, Sweden. He specializes in early medieval metaphysics, theories of action and philosophical psychology and their origins in late ancient thought. He has published several articles about Anselm of Canterbury and Augustine of Hippo. Among his recent publications is a contribution to the anthology Augustine's Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography, edited by William Mann (OUP 2014).

Reviews

“This is a collection of essays presented at a conference held at the University of Uppsala in August 2012 entitled ‘Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Agency in the Arabic and Latin Traditions.’ … Any scholar of medieval or early modern epistemology or philosophy of mind would be well-served by a careful reading of these papers.” (Eric Hagedorn, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, ndpr.nd.edu, September, 2016)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-26914-6
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80041-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subjectivity and Selfhood in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy
Editors
  • Jari Kaukua
  • Tomas Ekenberg
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26914-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26914-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26912-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80041-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 295
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