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Titel: Representation And Objects of Thought in ...
Verlag: Ashgate Pub Co
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind. It is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge this assumption and show that the history of these ideas can be traced back to the medieval period. In bringing out the contrasts and similarities between early modern and medieval discussions of mental representation, the authors conclude that there is no clear dividing line between western late medieval and early modern philosophy, that they in fact represent one continuous tradition in the philosophy of mind. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0754651266
Inhaltsangabe: This text looks at the notion of 'representation' or 'mental representation'. It tries to bring out the complexity and sophistication of the medieval and early modern discussions of this notion by discussing both the metaphysical and the epistemological problems related to the notion of representation in the soul or mind.
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