Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind, and Language. British Academy Dawes Hicks Symposium on Philosophy, 2011

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind, and Language. British Academy Dawes Hicks Symposium on Philosophy, 2011

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Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind, and Language. British Academy Dawes Hicks Symposium on Philosophy, 2011, ed.John Marenbon, Proceedings of the British Academy 189 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, for the British Academy, 2013). viii + 133 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-726549-9. £35.00. Dominik Perler (Berlin) investigates Descartes's claim to ?recognize no distinction of parts within the soul' which, whilst standing in opposition to the position of Francisco Suarez (as a representative of the Aristotelian scholastic tradition in the manner of Aquinas), is quite remarkably closely allied to the reductionalist, dualist strategies of Ockham in dealing with the soul. Martin Lenz (Groningen) places Locke's position on how we can (or cannot) grasp the ?essence of things' within the framework of medieval scholastic philosophy of language, based on Aristotle's De interpretatione, redefining the seventeenth-century philosopher as a ? …

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