Theories of Cognition in the Later Middle Ages.

By: PASNAU, Robert.

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8vo. xi, 348 pp. Index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Ink ownership signature of David C. Lindberg. Fine. "This book is a major contribution to the history of philosophy in the later medieval period (1250-1350). It focuses on cognitive theory, a subject of intense investigation during these years. In fact many of the issues that dominate philosophy of mind and epistemology today - intentionality, mental representation, skepticism, realism - were hotly debated in the later medieval period. The book offers a careful analysis of these debates, primarily through the work of Thomas Aquinas, John Olivi, and William Ockham. Each of these figures attempts to reconceptualize cognition along direct realist lines, criticizing in the process the standard Aristotelian account. Though of primary interest to medieval philosophers, the book presupposes no background knowledge of the medieval period, and will therefore interest a broader community of philosophers concerned with the origins of contemporary cognitive theory." "Robert Pasnau (PhD, Cornell, 1994) works mainly in the areas of mind and knowledge. His research has run from the Presocratics all the way to contemporary thought, but at present is focused mainly on the late scholastic and early modern era. Professor Pasnau is editor of the Hackett Aquinas, and of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy. An earlier book, Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature, won the APA Book Prize in 2005." ISBN: 0521583683 / 0-521-58368-3

Title: Theories of Cognition in the Later Middle Ages.

Author Name: PASNAU, Robert.

Categories: Medieval Philosophy,

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1997).: 1997

ISBN Number: 0521583683

ISBN Number 13: 9780521583688

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: BL2959

Keywords: Medieval Philosophy