• Philosophy

Aristotle's On the soul

and, On memory and recollection
Author: Aristotle,Joe Sachs
Publisher: Green Lion Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 211
View: 1818
On the Soul is also known by its Latin title De Anima or its Greek title Peri Psuchês What does it mean to be a natural living thing? Are plants and animals alive simply because of an arrangement of material parts, or does life spring from something else? In this timeless and profound inquiry, Aristotle presents a view of the psyche that avoids the simplifications both of the materialists and those who believe in the soul as something quite distinct from body. On the Soul also includes Aristotle's idiosyncratic and influential account of light and colors. On Memory and Recollection continues the investigation of some of the topics introduced in On the Soul. Sachs's fresh and jargon-free approach to the translation of Aristotle, his lively and insightful introduction, and his notes and glossaries, all bring out the continuing relevance of Aristotle's thought to biological and philosophical questions.

    • Philosophy

Commentaries on Aristotle's "On Sense and What Is Sensed" and "On Memory and Recollection" (Thomas Aquinas in Translation)


Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas,Kevin White,Edward M. Macierowski
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813213827
Category: Philosophy
Page: 268
View: 2343
The translations presented in this volume are based on the critical Leonine edition of the commentaries, which includes the Latin translations of the Aristotelian texts on which Aquinas commented.

    • Philosophy

On Memory and Reminiscence


Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531266533
Category: Philosophy
Page: 20
View: 4158
Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher who was largely responsible for shaping Western philosophy as it is known today. Aristotle, who was one of Plato’s students and would later tutor Alexander the Great, was also regarded as the world’s first scientist and his many writings are still revered today. This edition of On Memory and Reminiscence includes a table of contents.

    • History

Aristotle on Memory and Recollection

Text, Translation, Interpretation, and Reception in Western Scholasticism
Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004160469
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 6997
Based on a new critical edition of Aristotle's "De Memoria" and two interpretive essays, this book challenges current views on Aristotle's theories of memory and recollection, and argues that these are based on misinterpretations of the text and Aristotle's philosophical goals.

    • Philosophy

Aristotle and Plotinus on Memory


Author: R. A. H. King
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110214628
Category: Philosophy
Page: 266
View: 4033
Two treatises on memory which have come down to us from antiquity are Aristotle s On memory and recollectionand Plotinus On perception and memory (IV 6); the latter also wrote at length about memory in his Problems connected with the soul (IV 3-4, esp. 3.25-4.6). Both authors treat memoryas a modest faculty: they assume the existence of a persistent subject to whom memory belongs; and basic cognitive capacities are assumed on which memory depends. In particular, both theories use phantasia (representation) to explain memory. "

Aristotle: De Anima


Author: Christopher Shields
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199243441
Category:
Page: 472
View: 8662
The Clarendon Aristotle Series is designed for both students and professionals. It provides accurate translations of selected Aristotelian texts, accompanied by incisive commentaries that focus on philosophical problems and issues, The volumes in the series have been widely welcomed and favourably reviewed. Important new titles are being added to the series, and a number of well-established volumes are being reissued with revisions and/or supplementary material. Christopher Shields presents a new translation and commentary of Aristotle's De Anima, a work of interest to philosophers at all levels, as well as psychologists and students interested in the nature of life and living systems. The volume provides a full translation of the complete work, together with a comprehensive commentary. While sensitive to philological and textual matters, the commentary addresses itself to the philosophical reader who wishes to understand and assess Aristotle's accounts of the soul and body; perception; thinking; action; and the character of living systems. It aims to present controversial aspects of the text in a neutral, fair-minded manner, so that readers can come to be equipped to form their own judgments. This volume includes the crucial first book, which the original translation in the Clarendon Aristotles Series omitted.

    • Philosophy

Aristotle's Physics

A Guided Study
Author: Joe Sachs
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813521923
Category: Philosophy
Page: 260
View: 7717
Aristotle's Physics is one of the least studied "great books"--physics has come to mean something entirely different than Aristotle's inquiry into nature, and stereotyped Medieval interpretations have buried the original text. Sach's translation is really the only one that I know of that attempts to take the reader back to the text itself.

    • Psychology

Rewriting the Soul

Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory
Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400821686
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 7055
Twenty-five years ago one could list by name the tiny number of multiple personalities recorded in the history of Western medicine, but today hundreds of people receive treatment for dissociative disorders in every sizable town in North America. Clinicians, backed by a grassroots movement of patients and therapists, find child sexual abuse to be the primary cause of the illness, while critics accuse the "MPD" community of fostering false memories of childhood trauma. Here the distinguished philosopher Ian Hacking uses the MPD epidemic and its links with the contemporary concept of child abuse to scrutinize today's moral and political climate, especially our power struggles about memory and our efforts to cope with psychological injuries. What is it like to suffer from multiple personality? Most diagnosed patients are women: why does gender matter? How does defining an illness affect the behavior of those who suffer from it? And, more generally, how do systems of knowledge about kinds of people interact with the people who are known about? Answering these and similar questions, Hacking explores the development of the modern multiple personality movement. He then turns to a fascinating series of historical vignettes about an earlier wave of multiples, people who were diagnosed as new ways of thinking about memory emerged, particularly in France, toward the end of the nineteenth century. Fervently occupied with the study of hypnotism, hysteria, sleepwalking, and fugue, scientists of this period aimed to take the soul away from the religious sphere. What better way to do this than to make memory a surrogate for the soul and then subject it to empirical investigation? Made possible by these nineteenth-century developments, the current outbreak of dissociative disorders is embedded in new political settings. Rewriting the Soul concludes with a powerful analysis linking historical and contemporary material in a fresh contribution to the archaeology of knowledge. As Foucault once identified a politics that centers on the body and another that classifies and organizes the human population, Hacking has now provided a masterful description of the politics of memory : the scientizing of the soul and the wounds it can receive.

    • Philosophy

Of Memory, Reminiscence, and Writing

On the Verge
Author: David Farrell Krell
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253205926
Category: Philosophy
Page: 340
View: 766
"Krell creates a remarkable interplay of meanings, allusions, and connotations—an interplay of multiple resonance which is finely tuned to Derrida's thought and which makes his essay as artful as it is conceptually disciplined. He is surely one of the most astute translators and readers in contemporary Continental thought." —Charles E. Scott

    • Biography & Autobiography

Hit Me, Fred

Recollections of a Sideman
Author: Fred Wesley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822329091
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 326
View: 2887
The legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician who played with James Brown moves from sideman to center stage in this loving tribute to a seminal but often overlooked force in American music. (Performing Arts)

    • Literary Criticism

Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature


Author: Kisha G. Tracy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319556754
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 123
View: 1218
This book argues that the traditional relationship between the act of confessing and the act of remembering is manifested through the widespread juxtaposition of confession and memory in Middle English literary texts and, furthermore, that this concept permeates other manifestations of memory as written by authors in a variety of genres. This study, through the framework of confession, identifies moments of recollection within the texts of four major Middle English authors – Langland, Chaucer, Gower, and the Gawain-Poet – and demonstrates that these authors deliberately employed the devices of recollection and forgetfulness in order to indicate changes or the lack thereof, both in conduct and in mindset, in their narrative subjects. Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature explores memory’s connection to confession along with the recurring textual awareness of confession’s ability to transform the soul; demonstrating that memory and recollection is used in medieval literature to emphasize emotional and behavioral change.

    • History

The Medieval Craft of Memory

An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
Author: Mary Carruthers,Jan M. Ziolkowski
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218817
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 9888
In antiquity and the Middle Ages, memory was a craft, and certain actions and tools were thought to be necessary for its creation and recollection. Until now, however, many of the most important visual and textual sources on the topic have remained untranslated or otherwise difficult to consult. Mary Carruthers and Jan M. Ziolkowski bring together the texts and visual images from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries that are central to an understanding of memory and memory technique. These sources are now made available for a wider audience of students of medieval and early modern history and culture and readers with an interest in memory, mnemonics, and the synergy of text and image. The art of memory was most importantly associated in the Middle Ages with composition, and those who practiced the craft used it to make new prayers, sermons, pictures, and music. The mixing of visual and verbal media was commonplace throughout medieval cultures: pictures contained visual puns, words were often verbal paintings, and both were used equally as tools for making thoughts. The ability to create pictures in one's own mind was essential to medieval cognitive technique and imagination, and the intensely pictorial and affective qualities of medieval art and literature were generative, creative devices in themselves.

    • Literary Criticism

The Mystical Science of the Soul

Medieval Cognition in Bernardino de Laredo's Recollection Method
Author: Jessica A. Boon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442699566
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
View: 7279
The Mystical Science of the Soul explores the unexamined influence of medieval discourses of science and spirituality on recogimiento, the unique Spanish genre of recollection mysticism that served as the driving force behind the principal developments in Golden Age mysticism. Building on recent research in medieval optics, physiology, and memory in relation to the devotional practices of the late Middle Ages, Jessica A. Boon probes the implications of an ‘embodied soul’ for the intellectual history of Spanish mysticism. Boon proposes a fundamental rereading of the key recogimiento text Subida del Monte Sión (1535/1538), which melds the traditionally distinct spiritual techniques of moral self-examination, Passion meditation, and negative theology into one cognitively adept path towards mystical union. She is also the first English-language scholar to treat the author of this influential work – the Renaissance physician Bernardino de Laredo, a pivotal figure in the transition from medieval to early modern spirituality on the Iberian peninsula and a source for Teresa of Avila’s mystical language.

    • Philosophy

Aristotle's De Anima

A Critical Commentary
Author: Ronald Polansky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139466054
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 395
Aristotle's De Anima is the first systematic philosophical account of the soul, which serves to explain the functioning of all mortal living things. In his commentary, Ronald Polansky argues that the work is far more structured and systematic than previously supposed. He contends that Aristotle seeks a comprehensive understanding of the soul and its faculties. By closely tracing the unfolding of the many-layered argumentation and the way Aristotle fits his inquiry meticulously within his scheme of the sciences, Polansky answers questions relating to the general definition of soul and the treatment of each of the soul's principal capacities: nutrition, sense perception, phantasia, intellect, and locomotion. The commentary sheds light on every section of the De Anima and the work as a unit. It offers a challenge to earlier and current interpretations of the relevance and meaning of Aristotle's highly influential treatise.

    • Religion

De Anima


Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605204323
Category: Religion
Page: 108
View: 5063
Knowledge, however, is an attribute of the soul, and so are perception, opinion, desire, wish, and appetency generally; animal locomotion also is produced by the soul; and likewise growth, maturity, and decay. Shall we then say that each of these belongs to the whole soul, that we think, that is, and perceive and are moved and in each of the other operations act and are acted upon with the whole soul, or that the different operations are to be assigned to different parts?-from Book IThe writings of Greek philosopher ARISTOTLE (384BC-322BC)-student of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great-are among the most influential on Western thought, and indeed upon Western civilization itself. From theology and logic to politics and even biology, there is no area of human knowledge that has not been touched by his thinking.In De Anima-which means, literally, On the Soul-the philosopher ponders the very nature of life itself. What is the essence of the lifeforce? Can we consider that plants and animals have souls? How does human intellect divide us from other animals? Is the human mind immortal?All these questions, and others that seem unanswerable, are explored in depth in this, one of the most important works ever written on such eternal questions. Students and armchair philosophers will find it a challenging-and rewarding-read.

    • History

Ancient and Medieval Memories

Studies in the Reconstruction of the Past
Author: Janet Coleman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521411448
Category: History
Page: 646
View: 8902
This book examines how medieval readers interpreted and used history as presented to them in ancient documents and how this interpretation differs from and resembles that proposed by modern historians.

    • Psychology

Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals


Author: William James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158489
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
View: 1767
Still-vital lectures on teaching deal with stream of consciousness, education and behavior, native and acquired reactions, habit, association of ideas, attention, memory, acquisition of ideas, perception, will, and more. 2 black-and-white illustrations.

    • Religion

Confessions of Saint Augustine


Author: Frank J. Sheed
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567110052
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 9484
Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.

    • Literary Collections

On the Soul

and Other Psychological works
Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191026433
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 351
View: 5816
'. . . the more honourable animals have been allotted a more honourable soul. . . ' What is the nature of the soul? It is this question that Aristotle sought to answer in De Anima (On the Soul). In doing so he offers a psychological theory that encompasses not only human beings but all living beings. Its basic thesis, that the soul is the form of an organic body, sets it in sharp contrast with both Pre-Socratic physicalism and Platonic dualism. On the Soul contains Aristotle's definition of the soul, and his explanations of nutrition, perception, cognition, and animal self-motion. The general theory in De Anima is augmented in the shorter works of Parva Naturalia, which deal with perception, memory and recollection, sleep and dreams, longevity, life-cycles, and psycho-physiology. This new translation brings together all of Aristotle's extant and complementary psychological works, and adds as a supplement ancient testimony concerning his lost writings dealing with the soul. The introduction by Fred D. Miller, Jr. explains the central place of the soul in Aristotle's natural science, the unifying themes of his psychological theory, and his continuing relevance for modern philosophy and psychology.

    • Psychology

On the Soul

Parva Naturalia; On Breath
Author: Aristotle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 518
View: 9832