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Aquinas's theory of perception : an analytic reconstruction

Author: Anthony J Lisska
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Online access with subscription: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Anthony J. Lisska presents a new analysis of Thomas Aquinas's theory of perception. Approaching the subject from contemporary analytic philosophy, Lisska argues for the importance of inner sense, and suggests a modest 'innate' or 'structured' interpretation for the role of the crucial faculty of vis cogitativa.
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Lisska, Anthony J.
Aquinas's theory of perception.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)933722038
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Lisska
ISBN: 9780191823374 0191823376 9780191083662 0191083666
OCLC Number: 957597112
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 353 pages)
Contents: Cover; Aquinas's Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Summary; Contents; Introduction: On Reconstructing Thomas Aquinas's Theory of Perception; The Lacuna in Aristotle's De Anima; Phantasm and the Vis Cogitativa; 1: Setting the Problem: History and Context; Perception Theory and Analytic Philosophy; Aquinas and Teleology: A Naturalist Reconstruction; From Ontology to the Philosophy of Mind; Aquinas as Dependent upon yet Distinct from Aristotle; Neo-scholastic Philosophy and Recent Work in Perception Theory Recent Work in Aristotelian Perception TheoryAppendix 1: On Reading Aquinas Given Several Versions of Aquinas Studies; Appendix 2: Source Material for this Reconstruction of Aquinas on Mind; The Sentencia Libri De Anima; Appendix 3: The Summa Theologiae as a Textbook; Appendix 4: On Dating the Sentencia Libri De Anima; 2: Aquinas on Intentionality; Historical and Contemporary Antecedents; Intentionality in Aquinas's Philosophy of Mind; Intentional' is Not Identical withor Reducible to 'Spiritual'; The Principles of Intentionality in Aquinas's Philosophy of Mind Principle A. An act can only be an act of some 'X' or other that has a potencyPrinciple B. A potency as such can only be affected by some 'X' or other that is in act; Principle C. A potency of any 'X' must be specified or properly disposed in order to receive any given act; Principle D. An act remains 'specifically' the same but it may have different embodiments or exemplifications in different potencies; Principle D-1. A knower is, by definition, any 'X' which has a set of dispositional properties to acquire or to exemplify acts in a non-entitative or non-materialist manner The Act/Object DistinctionA Brief Interlude; Principle E. A form is, by definition, an act; Principle F. An 'X' is knowable only insofar as it is in act; Appendix: Aquinas and Contemporary Intentionality Theory; 3: Aquinas and Empiricism: From Aquinas to Brentano and Beyond; Aquinas as an Empiricist; Reid, Gibson, and Aquinas: Epistemological Naturalism Revisited; Direct Realism in Aquinas; Aquinas and Causal Theories of Perception; Haldane and Putnam on Formal Cause: Connections with Aquinas; Intentionality and the Curse of Representationalism; The Return to Form From Ontology to the Philosophy of MindAquinas on Truth; Appendix: Aquinas, Ordinary Language Philosophy, and Representationalism; 4: Epistemological Dispositions: Causal Powers and the Human Person; The Empedoclean Principle; Aquinas's Modification of 'Like Knows Like'; On Potency and Act; Conceptual Dispositions; A Revised Set of Terms; Dispositions and Substantial Form; The Importance of Dispositions; On Innate Cognitive Structures; Against Physicalism; Beyond Physicalism; The Intensity of a Perfection; Perceptual Dispositions; The Need for the Intellectus Agens
Series Title: Online access with subscription: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Responsibility: Anthony J. Lisska.

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