Species intelligibilis. 1. Classical roots and medieval discussions
This study examines the history of a fundamental problem in Aristotelian cognitive psychology, i.e. the nature and function of the mechanisms that provide the human mind with data concerning physical reality. Chapter I traces the Classical and Arabic prehistory of the Medieval doctrine of intelligible species. Scholastic discussions on formal mediation in intellective cognition were constrained in essential ways by Thomas. Chapter II analyzes his views on mental representation in the context of the reception of Peripatetic psychology in the West. The following chapters (III-V) examine the controversies about the necessity of intelligible species, from Aquinas' death to the 15th century. Another volume is planned, devoted to Renaissance discussions, developments of later Scholasticism, and the elimination of the intelligible species in modern non-Aristotelian philosophy.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
ORIGINS OF THE SPECIES INTELLIGIBILIS IN ANCIENT
FROM THE SPREAD OF ARABIC AND ARISTOTELIAN
First positive reactions to Thomas doctrine
Ferrandus Hyspanus and Thomas Wilton
Taddheus of Panna
Other editions - View all
13th-century abstraction active actu agent intellect Albert anima Aquinas Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle’s Augustine Augustine’s Augustinian autem authors Averroes Averroistic Avicenna causal cognitive act cognitive contents cognitive psychology commentary concept discussion dist doctrine of intelligible enim epistemological ﬁrst Giles of Rome Godfrey of Fontaines grasp Gregory of Rimini habet Henry of Ghent human mind human soul idem identiﬁed illumination impressed inﬂuence innate intel intellectu possibili intellectual cognition intellectual knowledge intellectus agens intelligible species ISBN 90 Jandun Kuksewicz libros De anima medieval mental act mental representations Neoplatonic Ockham Olivi ontological Paris Peripatetic Peter Olivi phantasms philosophy possible intellect potentia produced quae quam quia quod Quodlibetum reﬂection Renaissance role secundum sense perception sensible reality sensory images sensory representations sensus sicut Siger de Brabant signiﬁcant similitude speciem species doctrine species intelligibilis speciﬁc Stoic Summa sunt Super Tachau Themistius theory Thomas Thomistic tion Vision and Certitude