Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy Products

  • Renaissance Theories of Vision

    By Charles H. Carman

    Edited by John Shannon Hendrix

    How are processes of vision, perception, and sensation conceived in the Renaissance? How are those conceptions made manifest in the arts? The essays in this volume address these and similar questions to establish important theoretical and philosophical bases for artistic production in the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry

    Their Function and Significance

    By Martin Lenz

    Edited by Isabel Iribarren

    The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Mind, Cognition and Representation

    The Tradition of Commentaries on Aristotle’s De anima

    By Paul J.J.M. Bakker

    Edited by Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen

    How can beliefs, which are immaterial, be about things? How can the body be the seat of thought? This book traces the historical roots of the cognitive sciences and examines pre-modern conceptualizations of the mind as presented and discussed in the tradition of commentaries on Aristotle's De…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy

  • An Essay on the Metaphysics of Descartes

    By Marthinus Versfeld

    Originally published in 1940, this book provides a thorough discussion of René Descartes philosophy of metaphysics, examining the three major points of the mind and body, freedom of the will and religion and science. Specific chapters are devoted to the Cartesian theory and the Meditations, in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • The Scientific Work of René Descartes

    1596-1650

    By J. F. Scott

    When originally published in 1952, this book filled a gap in the history of philosophy and science and remains an important work today, because it puts the main mathematical and physical discoveries of Descartes in an accessible form, for the benefit of English readers. Descartes is acknowledged to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Descartes and the Autonomy of the Human Understanding

    By John Carriero

    This volume, originally published in 1990, delineates the transition Descartes effects from a prevalent medieval conception of understanding to a modern conception of it. Through the examination of the continuities and discontinuities between Descartes’ account of the understanding and that of high…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Descartes

    By A. Boyce Gibson

    Maintaining that it is impossible to understand the work of a philosopher without understanding the previous history of thought and the contemporaneous developments, this book, originally published in 1932, is an in-depth study of Descartes’ philosophy with a strong emphasis on the historical…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

    By Various Authors

    Descartes has long been recognized as occupying a pivotal position in Western philosophy. At the very centre of Descartes’ innovation are his intimately related conceptions of mind and knowledge. These twin notions form the main problems that have continued to exercise philosophers to this day.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

    Edited by Daniel D. Novotny, Lukas Novak

    This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez’s Metaphysical Disputations published in 1597. Minimalist metaphysics in empiricist/pragmatist clothing have today become…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Jewish Philosophy Past and Present

    Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources

    Edited by Daniel Frank, Aaron Segal

    In this innovative volume contemporary philosophers respond to classic works of Jewish philosophy. For each of twelve central topics in Jewish philosophy, Jewish philosophical readings, drawn from the medieval period through the twentieth century, appear alongside an invited contribution that…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Augustine's Confessions

    By Catherine Conybeare

    Augustine’s Confessions is one of the most significant works of Western culture. Cast as a long, impassioned conversation with God, it is intertwined with passages of life-narrative and with key theological and philosophical insights. It is enduringly popular, and justly so. The Routledge…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Evagrius and Gregory

    Mind, Soul and Body in the 4th Century

    By Kevin Corrigan

    Evagrius of Pontus and Gregory of Nyssa have either been overlooked by philosophers and theologians in modern times, or overshadowed by their prominent friend and brother (respectively), Gregory Nazianzus and Basil the Great. Yet they are major figures in the development of Christian thought in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

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