Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Editat de Martin Pickavé, Lisa Shapiro
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This volume offers a much needed shift of focus in the study of emotion in the history of philosophy. Discussion has tended to focus on the moral relevance of emotions, and (except in ancient philosophy) the role of emotions in cognitive life has received little attention. Thirteen new essays investigate the continuities between medieval and early modern thinking about the emotions, and open up a contemporary debate on the relationship between emotions, cognition,and reason, and the way emotions figure in our own cognitive lives. A team of leading philosophers of the medieval, renaissance, and early modern periods explore these ideas from the point of view of four key themes: the situation of emotions within the human mind; the intentionality of emotions andtheir role in cognition; emotions and action; the role of emotion in self-understanding and the social situation of individuals.
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ISBN-13: 9780199579914
ISBN-10: 0199579911
Pagini: 296
Dimensiuni: 172 x 240 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.60 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


[T]here is much of value to be found in this volume.
this excellent volume provides a valuable overview of medieval debates about how to situate the passions within the mind and the role of the passions in cognition. It also provides some interesting and insightful essays on various subjects pertaining to early modern views on the passions and cognition, which help to show how early modern theories of the passions emerge from this medieval background. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the burgeoningfield of work on the history of the passions and for contemporary philosophers interested in the connection between emotions and cognition.
Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy is a highly readable and carefully edited volume that gives a balanced... picture of the philosophy of emotions from Augustine to Hume.

Notă biografică

Lisa Shapiro is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of numerous articles on Descartes, with a specific focus on how his writings on the passions sheds light on his account of human nature, and on writings of early modern women thinkers. She is also the editor and translator of The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes. Her current research is focussed on Spinoza, Condillac,and Hume.; Martin Pickavé is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at University of Toronto. He specializes in later medieval philosophy of mind and metaphysics, and is working on a monograph on medieval theories of the emotions.