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Psychology I: Soul and the Senses

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter first looks at Avicenna’s account of the cause of the activities associated with a living body, a cause that he identifies with the soul. After brief comments on the powers of the ... More


The Sensus Communis: The First of the Internal Sense Faculties

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a general discussion of the internal senses and their differences in structure from the external senses. Aquinas posits that the four internal senses of sensus communis, ... 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


The Vis Cogitativa: On Perceiving the Individual

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at the most difficult and perplexing internal sense faculty in Aquinas’s account of sensation and perception. This faculty, through an innate structure, provides for an awareness ... More


Third Class (P. 343): On the Terrestrial and Celestial Souls

Shams Inati

in Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this Class, Ibn Sina focuses on the soul. He first attempts to show that the existence of the soul is grasped by intuition and that the soul is something other than corporeal. He then introduces ... More


The Janus Hypothesis in Don Quixote: Memory and Imagination in Cervantes

Julia Domínguez

in Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The intimate link between two internal senses—memory and imagination—is central to Cervantes’ novel. Following the ancients and early modern thinkers such as Juan Huarte de San Juan, Cervantes ... More


Setting the Problem: History and Context

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces the reader to Aquinas’s substantive commentary on Aristotle’s De Anima (On the Soul). The relation of the work of Aquinas to his important Greek forebear is a topic of some ... More


The Soul and its Powers

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Scotus’s account of the five external senses, and also his assessment of Avicenna’s theory of four internal senses: the common sense, imagination, sensory memory, and the vis ... More


Preconditions of Visual Awareness: Object and Medium

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides further development of Aquinas’s theory of sensation and perception in terms of the necessary conditions for sight. It begins with a discussion of the intentional act of seeing ... More


The Disunity of Mind

Jonardon Ganeri

in Attention, Not Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198757405
eISBN:
9780191817304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198757405.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The term ‘mind’ (mano) is used in a confused range of different and contradictory senses in the early Pāli canon. Buddhaghosa will impose order by distinguishing distinct cognitive modules, each with ... More


Expressivist Reasons

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers what it means when we say that someone has a reason to act in some way. It first introduces the internal sense of the phrase, ‘a reason’. This sense roughly means that an act ... More


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