Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment

Editors: Kambaskovic, Danijela (Ed.)

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  • Covers an important, fundamental aspect of medieval and early modern thought in a new and enlightening way
  • Discusses significant ideas from over 2000 years of Western thought
  • The topic is covered from a variety of disciplinary angles
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This book examines the nexus between the corporeal, emotional, spiritual and intellectual aspects of human life as represented in the writing of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Authors from different fields examine not only the question of the body and soul (or body and mind) but also how this question fits into a broader framework in the medieval and early modern period. Concepts such as gender and society, morality, sexuality, theological precepts and medical knowledge are a part of this broader framework.

This discussion of ideas draws from over two thousand years of Western thought: from Plato in the fifth century BC and the fourth century Byzantine dialogues on the soul, to the philosophical and medical writings of the early 1700s.

There are four sections to this book: each section is based on where the authors have found a conjunction between the body and mind/soul. The work begins with a section on text and self-perception, which focuses on creative output from the period. The second conjunction is human emotions which are described in their social contexts. The third is sex, where the human body and mind are traditionally believed to meet. The fourth section, Material Souls, engages with bodies and other material aspects of existence perceived, studied or utilised as material signs of emotional and spiritual activity.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Kambaskovic, Danijela

    Pages 1-8

  • Living as a Sphinx: Composite Being and Monstrous Interpreter in the ‘Middle Life’ of Michael Psellos

    Miles, Graeme

    Pages 11-24

  • Murdering Souls and Killing Bodies: Understanding Spiritual and Physical Sin in Late-Medieval English Devotional Works

    Maddern, Philippa

    Pages 25-45

  • ‘Adam, you are in a Labyrinth’: The First-Person Voice as the Nexus Between Body and Spirit in the Chronicle of Adam Usk

    Marchant, Alicia

    Pages 47-67

  • The Thin End of the Wedge: Self, Body and Soul in Rembrandt’s Kenwood Self-Portrait

    Read, Richard

    Pages 69-95

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0191-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment
Editors
  • Danijela Kambaskovic
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9072-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9072-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9071-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0191-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 421
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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