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Forming The Mind

Essays on the Internal Senses and the Mind/Body Problem from Avicenna to the Medical Enlightenment

  • Henrik Lagerlund

Part of the Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind book series (SHPM, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Mikko Yrjönsuuri
    Pages 59-92
  3. Calvin G. Normore
    Pages 109-128
  4. Deborah Brown
    Pages 263-281
  5. Robert Pasnau
    Pages 283-310
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-345

About this book


Forming the Mind deals with the internal senses, the mind/body problem and other problems associated with the concept of mind as it developed from Avicenna to the medical Enlightenment. The book collects essays from some of the foremost scholars in a relatively new and very promising field of research. It stresses how important and fruitful it is to see the time period between 1100 and 1700 as one continuous tradition, and brings together scholars working on the same issues in the Arabic, Jewish and Western philosophical traditions. In this respect, this collection opens up several new and interesting perspectives on the history of the philosophy of mind.


Arabic Philosophy Early Modern Philosophy Internal Senses Jewish Philosophy Medieval Philosophy Mind/Body Problem Philosophy of Mind Spinoza Thomas Aquinas metaphysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Henrik Lagerlund
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioCanada

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