Emotions and Choice from Boethius to Descartes
Lagerlund
2003, 356 S, Kt, (Springer)
Bestell-Nr. 131579

69,54 EUR

The essays in this book give the first comprehensive picture of the medieval development of philosophical theories concerning the nature of emotions and the influence they have on human choice. The historical span reaches from the late ancient to the early modern philosophy, showing in detail how old and new ideas were bred and brought into the Middle Ages, and how they resulted in a genuinely modern perspective in the thought of DescarteS The essays are original contributions by a mixture of established senior scholars and promising young researchers writing on their own specialtieS Since the essays look at the medieval theories of the emotions and the will with full awareness of contemporary philosophy of mind, they open up a whole new perspective on medieval philosophy.
 

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