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Mind and soul? Two notions in the light of contemporary philosophy (2021)


From the perspective of the Aristotelian notion of ‘Form’, the author explores the history of the concepts of mind and soul focusing on their ontologized version, as entertained by conventional science. He concludes that current neuroscience lacks the conceptual wherewithal required to deal with the meaning of mind and soul and with agential consequences such as free will and moral decision making. [GEB]

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Authors & Contributors
Holmes, Brooke
Blank, Andreas
Thijssen, Johannes M. M. H.
Bakker, Paul J. J. M.
Biard, Joël
Kessler, Eckhard
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Renaissance Quarterly
Journal of the History of Philosophy
Leuven University Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
Princeton University
Soul (philosophy)
Mind and body
Form (philosophy)
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Ficino, Marsilio
Liceti, Fortunio
Parisano, Emilio
London (England)
Great Britain
Florence (Italy)
17th century
14th century
13th century

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