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McDonald's book covers theories of mind from the Bible and Greek epics to David Hume.

McDonald's book covers theories of mind from the Bible and Greek epics to David Hume. McDonald has a strong background in phenomenology and analytical philosophy and is able to bring important clarity to classical theories of the mind, as well as not hastily dismissing anything sounding 'metaphysical. This book is useful reading for anyone interested in the history of mind or the philosophy of mind. 11 people found this helpful.

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Start by marking History of the Concept of Mind: Volume 1: Speculations About Soul, Mind and Spirit from Homer to Hume as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book is the first single-authored, comprehensive work to examine the historical, linguistic and conceptual issues involved in exploring the basic features of the human mind - from its most remote origins to the beginning of the modern period. MacDonald traces the development of an armature of psychical concepts from the Old Testament and Homer's works to the 18th century advocacy of an empirical science of the mind.

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oceedings{tionsAS, title {Speculations about soul, mind and spirit from Homer to Hume}, author {Paul S. Macdonald}, year {2003} }. Paul S. Macdonald. Contents: Ancient Hebrew and Homeric Greek life-force Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic thought From the New Testament to St Augustine Medieval Islamic and Christian ideas Renaissance Platonism, Hermeticism and other heterodoxies Mind and soul in English from Chaucer to Shakespeare The triumph of rationalist concepts of mind and intellect The empiricists' advocacy of matter designed for thought Bibliography Indexes.

Exploring the 'roads less travelled', MacDonald continues his monumental essay in the history of ideas

Exploring the 'roads less travelled', MacDonald continues his monumental essay in the history of ideas.

His books include: Symphorien Champier and the Reception of the Occultist Tradition in Renaissance France (The Hague . MacDonald, Paul S. (2004). History of the concept of mind: speculations about soul, mind and spirit from Homer to Hume (Repr.

His books include: Symphorien Champier and the Reception of the Occultist Tradition in Renaissance France (The Hague: Mouton, 1978). Pseudomagia: A Neo-Latin Drama by William Mewe (Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1979), with John Coldewey.

Nature (unconscious mind) is visible Spirit and Spirit (conscious mind) is invisible Nature. Addendum - if anyone says I should stick to discussions of Medicine and stay away from Philosophy - I would totally agree. com: Books (Volume 2 Heterodox and Occult tradition).

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History of the Concept of Mind: Speculation About Soul, Mind and Spirit from Homer to Hume. History of the Concept of Mind: Speculation About Soul, Mind and Spirit from Homer to Hume. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2003.

The history of heterodox ideas about the concept of mind takes the reader from the earliest records about human nature in Ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Zoroastrian religion, through the secret teachings in the Hermetic and Gnostic scriptures, and into the transformation o.

The history of heterodox ideas about the concept of mind takes the reader from the earliest records about human nature in Ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Zoroastrian religion, through the secret teachings in the Hermetic and Gnostic scriptures, and into the transformation of ideas about the mind, soul and spirit in the late antique and early medieval epochs. These transitions include discussion of the influence of Central Asian shamanism, Manichean ideas about the soul in light and darkness, and Neoplatonic theurgy, in'.

History of the concept of mind: Speculations about soul, mind and spirit from Homer to Hume. Body and mind: A history and a defense of animism. Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate. McDougall, W. (1911).

In the 20th century theorists of mind were almost exclusively concerned with various versions of the materialist thesis, but prior to current debates accounts of soul and mind reveal an extraordinary richness and complexity ã which bear careful and impartial investigation. This book is the first single-authored, comprehensive work to examine the historical, linguistic and conceptual issues involved in exploring the basic features of the human mind - from its most remote origins to the beginning of the modern period. MacDonald traces the development of an armature of psychical concepts from the Old Testament and Homer's works to the 18th century advocacy of an empirical science of the mind. Along the way, detailed attention is paid to the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicurus, before turning to look at the New Testament, Neoplatonism, Augustine, Medieval Islam, Aquinas and Dante. Treatment of Renaissance theories is followed by an unusual (perhaps unique) chapter on the words "soul" and "mind" in English literature from Chaucer to Shakespeare; the story then rejoins the mainstream with analyses of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Chapter-focused bibliographies.

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Eyalanev
So much explained; so much left unexplained.
Danial
Usually in every philosophy cirrucla there is a course or two dedicated to teaching 'theories of mind' or 'conciousness.' While scientific psychology has now assumed many aspects of the study of the human mind once assumed by philosophers, until recently the mind was considered (along with God or our knowledge of things) one of the several perennial questions of philosophy.

To an extent this is still true, but it is interesting to see how diverse interpretations of the human mind have arisen in philosophy, religion and ancient science, as well as its origin, function and destiny.

McDonald's book covers theories of mind from the Bible and Greek epics to David Hume. McDonald has a strong background in phenomenology and analytical philosophy and is able to bring important clarity to classical theories of the mind, as well as not hastily dismissing anything sounding 'metaphysical.'

This book is useful reading for anyone interested in the history of mind or the philosophy of mind.
History of the Concept of Mind: Speculations About Soul, Mind and Spirit from Homer to Hume download epub
Humanities
Author: Paul S. MacDonald
ISBN: 075461364X
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd (March 1, 2003)
Pages: 398 pages