Species Intelligibilis: From Perception to Knowledge. Renaissance controversies, later scholasticism and the elimination of the intelligible species in modern philosophy. Volume two

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BRILL, 1994 - Philosophy - 590 pages
Medieval discussions of mental representation were constrained in essential ways by Thomas Aquinas' doctrine of intelligible species. Aquinas' view of a formal mediation of sensible reality in intellectual knowledge was not universally accepted. In particular, after his death, a long series of controversies developed about the necessity of intelligible species. (These were analyzed in the first volume of this study.) The first part of this book deals with Renaissance controversies, discussing Peripatetics, Neoplatonics, and a group of relatively independent authors. In the second part, developments of late Scholasticism, and the elimination of the intelligible species in modern non-Aristotelian philosophy are scrutinized. Particular attention is paid to the possible roots of the seventeenth-century theories of ideas in traditional philosophy.
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
1
10
3
15
FROM FLORENCE TO PADUA
18
5
46
1
52
4
61
3
62
INTRODUCTION
267
Preview
273
3
282
6
294
7
306
2
314
269
327
4
336

1
74
3
81
THE SIXTEENTHCENTURY DISPUTES
93
Scholastic controversies on abstraction and species
110
Intermezzo
128
Opposition renewed
143
Conclusion
156
The intelligible species in the New Philosophy
195
5
214
6
221
2
235
2
250
2
258
6
348
Motion perception and ideas
390
Epicurean species
404
INNOVATION AND ISOLATION
420
Later seventeenthcentury Scholastic psychology
445
Later Cartesian interpretations of the species
453
Species in seventeenthcentury philosophical lexica
464
LATER CONTROVERSIES ON IDEAS
473
John Locke and his contemporaries
496
Representation perception and ideas
523
CONCLUSION
534
INDEX PERSONARUM
578
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Leen Spruit received his Ph.D. in philosophy (1987) from the University of Amsterdam. He has been research fellow at the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. His main interests are in the history of Medieval and early modern epistemology. He currently lives in Rome.

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