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The Resource The Achilles of rationalist psychology, edited by Thomas M. Lennon, Robert J. Stainton, (electronic book)

The Achilles of rationalist psychology, edited by Thomas M. Lennon, Robert J. Stainton, (electronic book)

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The Achilles of rationalist psychology
Title
The Achilles of rationalist psychology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas M. Lennon, Robert J. Stainton
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How is it that the mind perceives the words of a verse as a verse and not just as a string of words? One answer to this question is that to do so the mind itself must already be unified as a simple thing without parts (and perhaps must therefore be immortal). Kant called this argument the Achilles, perhaps because of its apparent invincibility, and perhaps also because it has a fatal weak spot, or perhaps because it is the champion argument of rationalism. The argument and the problem it addresses have a long history, from the ancient world right up to the present." "The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology consists of newly written papers addressing each of the main contributors to the discussion of the Achilles. Despite the historical importance and intrinsic interest of the argument, very little has been written about it. This volume should therefore be of use to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers across the domains of philosophy, history, and cognitive science."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
128.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD418.3
LC item number
.A35 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lennon, Thomas M.
  • Stainton, Robert J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Rationalism
  • Consciousness
Label
The Achilles of rationalist psychology, edited by Thomas M. Lennon, Robert J. Stainton, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Matter; Did Plato Articulate the Achilles Argument?; Aristotle on the Unity of Consciousness; The Neoplatonic Achilles; The Unity of the Soul and Contrary Appetites in Medieval Philosophy; Hume, Spinoza and the Achilles Inference; Locke and the Achilles Argument; The Reverse Achilles in Locke; Cudworth and Bayle: An Odd Couple?; The Achilles Argument and the Nature of Matter in the Clarke Collins Correspondence; Leibniz's 'Achilles'; Hume's Reply to the Achilles Argument; Kant and Mendelssohn on the Implications of the 'I Think'; Kant on the Achilles Argument
Control code
SPR233972673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402068928
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-6893-5
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Achilles of rationalist psychology, edited by Thomas M. Lennon, Robert J. Stainton, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Matter; Did Plato Articulate the Achilles Argument?; Aristotle on the Unity of Consciousness; The Neoplatonic Achilles; The Unity of the Soul and Contrary Appetites in Medieval Philosophy; Hume, Spinoza and the Achilles Inference; Locke and the Achilles Argument; The Reverse Achilles in Locke; Cudworth and Bayle: An Odd Couple?; The Achilles Argument and the Nature of Matter in the Clarke Collins Correspondence; Leibniz's 'Achilles'; Hume's Reply to the Achilles Argument; Kant and Mendelssohn on the Implications of the 'I Think'; Kant on the Achilles Argument
Control code
SPR233972673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402068928
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-6893-5
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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