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Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind and Language

John Marenbon (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265499
eISBN:
9780191760310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265499.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The usual division of philosophy into ‘medieval’ and ‘modern’ obscures the continuities in philosophy up until 1700. This book examines three areas where these continuities are particularly clear: ... More


The Discourse of the Soul

Rick Rylance

in Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Four strands of psychological argument can be identified in the period 1850–80 that display the different discursive fields in which Victorian psychologists operated. The four strands are: the ... More


The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Thomas Kjeller Johansen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658435
eISBN:
9780191742231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658435.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Aristotle may be considered the founder of ‘faculty psychology’, the attempt to explain a variety of psychological phenomena by reference to a few inborn capacities. This study investigates his main ... More


CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 3 Medieval Conceptions of Emotions Medieval Conceptions of Emotions from Abelard to Aquinas

Simo Knuuttila

in Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first part deals with the twelfth‐century reception and discussion of ancient themes in theology, logic and medical theory. Among the most significant theological contexts for treating emotions ... More


Introduction

Thomas Kjeller Johansen

in The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658435
eISBN:
9780191742231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658435.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Ancient Greek thinkers commonly understood the soul as a cause of life. Aristotle's notion of a capacity (dunamis) of the soul was such a cause. Aristotle plays a founding role in the history of ... More


A Believing Attitude

Andrea Knutson

in American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 1 foregrounds the following chapters by offering a comprehensive examination of the Puritan Reformed concept and morphology of conversion and its expression within Puritanism’s preparatory ... More


Introduction

David Owen

in Hume's Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252602
eISBN:
9780191598159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252602.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the early modern period, reason was considered to be one of the higher cognitive faculties, and could be considered to function independently of the other cognitive faculties, such as the senses, ... More


Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Simo Knuuttila

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first part of the book covers the theories of the emotions of Plato and Aristotle and later ancient views from Stoicism to Neoplatonism (Ch. 1) and their reception and transformation by early ... More


Greco-Roman and Early Arabic Developments

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the post-Ptolemaic tradition of visual theory within the Late Platonist, or Neoplatonic, tradition between roughly 250 and 550. Marked by an effort to reconcile Platonic and ... More


Working Imagination in the Early Modern Period: Donne’s Secular and Religious Lyrics and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, and Leontes

Judith H. Anderson

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter takes the Aristotelian tradition of faculty psychology to be the basic, fullest, and most important one in the early modern period, although it is also one that mixes with others, the ... More


Depicting intellect: ‘Experience, though noon auctoritee’

Robert Lanier Reid

in Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Spenser and Shakespeare also diverge in portraying intellect. Alma’s stately tour strikingly contrasts Lear’s impassioned self-stripping, shedding housing, clothing, and sanity with a shivering fool ... More


The Affections and the Human Person

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards's lifelong obsession with the nature of true religion invariably involved what he called the “affections,” which he defined as the strong inclinations that determine nearly everything that a ... More


embodied mentality

Jennifer Radden

in Melancholic Habits: Burton's Anatomy & the Mind Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199348190
eISBN:
9780199348213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348190.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The embodied mind and interactionism constituting cognitive architecture in the Anatomy can be disengaged from the black bile and its metaphors. By contrast with its humoral framing, and also by ... More


The Accountable Church in The Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In this section, it is argued that the church proves itself to be both visible and accountable insofar as its members demonstrate the reality of their regeneration through the fruit of the Spirit in ... More


Science and Medicine

Ronald L. Numbers and Rennie B. Schoepflin

in Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373857
eISBN:
9780199373888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373857.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although she had earlier shown interest in aspects of health reform, Ellen White became an advocate after an 1863 vision, which reflected the ideas of contemporary reformers. Until about 1870, she ... More


Imagination “queen of the mental powers”

Jennifer Radden

in Melancholic Habits: Burton's Anatomy & the Mind Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199348190
eISBN:
9780199348213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348190.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The imagination is elevated to a position of centrality within Burtonian psychology, manifesting its influence on every aspect of affective life, thought, action, and bodily functioning. Because of ... More


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