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Philosophical Problems in Sense Perception : Testing the Limits of Aristotelianism (2020)

Bennett, D., & Toivanen, J. (Eds.). (2020). Philosophical Problems in Sense Perception : Testing the Limits of Aristotelianism. Springer. Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind, 26. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56946-4

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All authors or editors: Bennett, David; Toivanen, Juhana

ISBN: 978-3-030-56945-7

eISBN: 978-3-030-56946-4

Journal or series: Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

ISSN: 1573-5834

eISSN: 2542-9922

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 26

Number of pages in the book: 258

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56946-4

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This volume focuses on philosophical problems concerning sense perception in the history of philosophy. It consists of thirteen essays that analyse the philosophical tradition originating in Aristotle’s writings. Each essay tackles a particular problem that tests the limits of Aristotle’s theory of perception and develops it in new directions. The problems discussed range from simultaneous perception to causality in perception, from the representational nature of sense-objects to the role of conscious attention, and from the physical/mental divide to perception as quasi-rational judgement.

The volume gives an equal footing to Greek, Arabic, and Latin philosophical traditions. It makes a substantial contribution not just to the study of the Aristotelian analysis of sense perception, but to its reception in the commentary tradition and beyond. Thus, the papers address developments in Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius, Avicenna, John of Jandun, Nicole Oresme, and Sayf al-Din al-Amidi, among others. The result of this is a coherent collection that attacks a well-defined topic from a wide range of perspectives and across philosophical traditions.

Keywords: philosophy of mind; perceptions (mental objects); senses; Aristotelianism; ancient philosophy; Arabic philosophy; Medieval philosophy

Free keywords: history of philosophy of mind; theories of perception; philosophical approaches to sense perception; perceptual judgement; conscious attention; physical/mental divide

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Reporting Year: 2020

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