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The Internal Senses in Context

  • Seyed N. MousavianEmail author
  • Jakob Leth Fink
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Part of the Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind book series (SHPM, volume 22)

Abstract

The aim of this volume is to contribute to the discussion of the internal senses in the Aristotelian tradition. Since the Aristotelian tradition covers more than 2000 years of interpretation, commentary, criticism and innovation, and since it spans many languages, including Arabic, Greek and Latin, it would be impossible to offer an inclusive and comprehensive account of the internal senses in the Aristotelian tradition. We attempt no such thing in this volume. Our scope is limited to a handful of questions on the existence and identity conditions of the internal senses in their historical contexts and some case studies about particular internal senses, namely compositive imagination/thinking (mutahayyila/mufakkira) and estimation (wahm), on the one hand, and the relationship between memory and the theories of mixtures and motion and the logic of non-existent objects of imagination, on the other hand. The selection of cases has been based on the current research interest of the authors. The chapters are divided into two main parts: I. Central Questions in Their Historical Contexts and II. Case Studies: From Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all the participants in the 2016 conference, The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and all the members of the research programme Representation and Reality. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. We are specially indebted to the contributors to this volume for their valuable contributions, cooperation and patience. Also, we are grateful to an anonymous reviewer of this volume for his/her insightful and helpful comments and suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of ScienceUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.School of Analytic PhilosophyInstitute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)NiavaranIran
  3. 3.SAXO-InstituttetKøbenhavnDenmark

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