The science of the soul : the Commentary Tradition on Aristotle's De anima, c. 1260-c. 1360 / Sander W. de Boer.

By: Boer, Sander Wopke de
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ancient and medieval philosophy. Series I ; 46Publisher: Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2013]Copyright date: ©2013Description: vii, 333 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789058679307 (hardbound)Subject(s): Aristotle. De anima | Psychology | Philosophy of mind | SoulLOC classification: B415 | .B64 2013
Contents:
Subject matter -- Status quaestionis -- Periodisation and sources -- A chronological list of consulted commentaries -- Orthography, punctuation and translations -- Overview -- The introduction of the De anima into the Latin West -- The soul as perfectio -- Avicenna's influence -- The soul as forma -- Immortal but not personal : radical Aristotelianism -- Formality and subsistence combined : Thomas Aquinas -- A substance, but also a form -- Unicity versus plurality of substantial form -- Methodological discussions -- The scientific Status of the scientia de anima -- Imperceptibility -- Simplicity -- Potentiality -- The study of the soul within natural philosophy -- Radulphus Brito against John of Jandun -- An increasing focus on the intellect -- The subject matter of the scientia de anima -- The soul as subject matter -- The ensouled body sub ratione anirnae as subject matter -- Leaving the subject matter undecided -- Summary -- The epistemic Status of the scientia de anima -- Unproblematic beginnings : Thomas Aquinas -- Certitude and nobility combined : Anonymus Van Steenberghen and Walter Burley -- Increasing difficulties : Anonymus Bazán, Radulphus Brito and John of Jandun -- The final stages : John Buridan and Nicole Oresme -- Conclusions -- The aristotelian definition of the soul -- Aristotle's definition of the soul -- Thomas Aquinas's views on the matter of the soul -- The Anonymi -- Fourteenth-century interpretations -- The substantiality of the soul -- The actuality of the body -- Can we perceive the identity of accidents? -- Thomas Aquinas -- Radulphus Brito -- John of Jandun -- John Buridan -- Excursus : condemnations and polemics -- Conclusions -- Substance, powers and acts -- A curious fourteenth-century thought experiment -- One soul or multiple souls? -- John Buridan's arguments against a plurality of souls -- Nicole Oresme's hesitation -- Summary -- The relation between the soul and its powers -- Arguments against a real distinction -- Arguments in favor of a real distinction -- Some preliminary conclusions -- The identification of the soul with its powers -- The soul's presence in the body -- From annulose to perfect animals -- Is the soul extended or not? -- The discussion of the soul's presence after Ockham -- Is the power of sight really present in the foot? -- From annulose animals to perfect animals -- From animal soul to human soul -- The intellective soul : material or immaterial? -- Epilogue and conclusions -- The fragile unity of the science of the soul -- Final conclusions --
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Radboud University Nijmegen.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-326) and indexes.

Introduction -- Subject matter -- Status quaestionis -- Periodisation and sources -- A chronological list of consulted commentaries -- Orthography, punctuation and translations -- Overview -- The introduction of the De anima into the Latin West -- The soul as perfectio -- Avicenna's influence -- The soul as forma -- Immortal but not personal : radical Aristotelianism -- Formality and subsistence combined : Thomas Aquinas -- A substance, but also a form -- Unicity versus plurality of substantial form -- Methodological discussions -- The scientific Status of the scientia de anima -- Imperceptibility -- Simplicity -- Potentiality -- The study of the soul within natural philosophy -- Radulphus Brito against John of Jandun -- An increasing focus on the intellect -- The subject matter of the scientia de anima -- The soul as subject matter -- The ensouled body sub ratione anirnae as subject matter -- Leaving the subject matter undecided -- Summary -- The epistemic Status of the scientia de anima -- Unproblematic beginnings : Thomas Aquinas -- Certitude and nobility combined : Anonymus Van Steenberghen and Walter Burley -- Increasing difficulties : Anonymus Bazán, Radulphus Brito and John of Jandun -- The final stages : John Buridan and Nicole Oresme -- Conclusions -- The aristotelian definition of the soul -- Aristotle's definition of the soul -- Thomas Aquinas's views on the matter of the soul -- The Anonymi -- Fourteenth-century interpretations -- The substantiality of the soul -- The actuality of the body -- Can we perceive the identity of accidents? -- Thomas Aquinas -- Radulphus Brito -- John of Jandun -- John Buridan -- Excursus : condemnations and polemics -- Conclusions -- Substance, powers and acts -- A curious fourteenth-century thought experiment -- One soul or multiple souls? -- John Buridan's arguments against a plurality of souls -- Nicole Oresme's hesitation -- Summary -- The relation between the soul and its powers -- Arguments against a real distinction -- Arguments in favor of a real distinction -- Some preliminary conclusions -- The identification of the soul with its powers -- The soul's presence in the body -- From annulose to perfect animals -- Is the soul extended or not? -- The discussion of the soul's presence after Ockham -- Is the power of sight really present in the foot? -- From annulose animals to perfect animals -- From animal soul to human soul -- The intellective soul : material or immaterial? -- Epilogue and conclusions -- The fragile unity of the science of the soul -- Final conclusions -- Bibliography -- Manuscripts -- Published sources -- Secondary literature -- Index Codicum Manuscriptorum -- Index Nominum.

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