Subjectivity And Selfhood In Medieval And Early Modern Philosophy

April 7, 2018|
Subjectivity And Selfhood In Medieval And Early Modern Philosophy by Jari Kaukua
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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.
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, inc...
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Title:Subjectivity And Selfhood In Medieval And Early Modern Philosophy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:295 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:295 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:April 7, 2018
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319800417

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