Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Hardcover | November 4, 2012

EditorMartin Pickave, 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 essaysinvestigate 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 and their role in cognition; emotions and action; the role of emotionin self-understanding and the social situation of individuals.

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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 essaysinvestigate the continuities between medieva...

Martin Pickave 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. Lisa Shapiro is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of nu...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 4, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsAbbreviations1. Martin Pickave and Lisa Shapiro: Introduction2. Peter King: Dispassionate Passions3. Dominik Perler: Why is the Sheep Afraid of the Wolf? Medieval Debates on Animal Passions4. Ian Drummond: John Duns Scotus on the Passions of the Will5. Claude Pannaccio: Intellections and Volitions in Ockham's Nominalism6. Martin Pickave: Emotion and Cognition in Later Medieval Philosophy: The Case of Adam Wodeham7. Simo Knuuttila: Sixteenth-Century Discussions of the Passions of the Will8. Sabrina Ebbersmeyer: The Philosopher as a Lover: Renaissance Debates on Platonic Eros9. Paul Hoffman: Reasons, Causes, and Inclinations10. Dennis Des Chene: Using the Passions11. Lisa Shapiro: How We Experience the World: Passionate Perception in Descartes and Spinoza12. Deborah Brown: Agency and Attention in Malebranche's Theory of Cognition13. Lilli Alanen: Spinoza on Passions and Self-Knowledge: The Case of Pride14. Amy M. Schmitter: Family Trees: Sympathy, Comparison and the Proliferation of the Passions in Hume and his PredecessorsIndex