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Regimens of the mind : Boyle, Locke, and the early modern cultura animi tradition

Regimens of the mind : Boyle, Locke, and the early modern cultura animi tradition

Author: Sorana Corneanu
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Proposes a fresh approach to the epistemological and methodological doctrines of the leading experimental philosophers of seventeenth-century England. This title focuses on the views about the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert Boyle; John Locke; Francis Bacon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sorana Corneanu
ISBN: 9780226116396 0226116395
OCLC Number: 768493176
Description: 308 s
Contents: Francis Bacon and the art of direction --
An art of tempering the mind --
The distempered mind and the tree of knowledge --
A comprehensive culture of the mind --
The end of knowledge --
The study of nature as regimen --
Cultura and medicina animi: an early modern tradition --
The physician of the soul --
Sources --
Genres --
Utility: practical versus speculative knowledge --
Self-love and the fallen/uncultured mind --
The office of reason --
Passions, errors, and assent --
The discipline, the virtues, and habituation --
Virtuoso discipline --
The cure of the mind and Solomon's house --
Passions, errors, and method --
Idols and diseases of the mind --
Epistemic modesty --
The way of inquiry --
A 'union of eyes and hands': the community and objectivity revisited --
Robert Boyle: experience as paideia --
The limits and the 'perfection' of reason --
The weak mind and the virtues of a free inquiry --
Reason and experience --
The Christian philosopher --
John Locke and the education of the mind --
Limits of reason, useful knowledge, and the duty to search for truth --
A natural history of the distempered mind --
The regulation of assent: a perfecting exercise --
The discourse with a friend --
Studying nature --
Lived physics --
The appropriateness of disproportion --
Experience, history, and speculation --
Affective cognition --
Studying 'God's contrivances'. The study of theology and the growth of the mind --
Worlds and angels --
Reading scripture --
Responsibility: Sorana Corneanu


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