The Early Modern Subject - Thiel, Udo
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Udo Thiel presents a critical evaluation of the understanding of self-consciousness and personal identity in early modern philosophy. He explores over a century of European philosophical debate from Descartes to Hume, and argues that our interest in human subjectivity remains strongly influenced by the conceptual framework of early modern thought.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Udo Thiel presents a critical evaluation of the understanding of self-consciousness and personal identity in early modern philosophy. He explores over a century of European philosophical debate from Descartes to Hume, and argues that our interest in human subjectivity remains strongly influenced by the conceptual framework of early modern thought.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press(UK)
  • Seitenzahl: 500
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Mai 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 156mm x 26mm
  • Gewicht: 752g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198704409
  • ISBN-10: 0198704402
  • Artikelnr.: 40076663
Autorenporträt
Udo Thiel studied Philosophy at the Universities of Marburg, Bonn, and Oxford. He began as a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, later moving to the Australian National University in Canberra where he became a Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor. In 2009 he moved to Austria where he is now Professor of the History of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Graz. His research focuses on early modern epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgements
INTRODUCTION: Aims and Issues
PART I: THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BACKGROUND
1 The 'Ontological' View of the Self: Scholastic and Cartesian Conceptions
2 Metaphysical Alternatives. Conceptions of Identity, Morality, and the Afterlife
PART II: LOCKE'S SUBJECTIVIST REVOLUTION
3 Locke on Identity, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness
4 Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness, Memory, and Self-Concern
PART III: PROBLEMS WITH LOCKE. CRITIQUE AND DEFENCE
5 The Notion of a Person and the Role of Consciousness and Memory
6 The Charge of Circularity and the Argument from the Transitivity of Identity
PART IV: SUBJECTIVITY AND IMMATERIALIST METAPHYSICS OF THE MIND
7 The Soul, Human and Universal
8 Relating to the Soul and Pure Thought, Original Sin and the Afterlife
PART V: SUSBSTANCE, APPERCEPTION AND IDENTITY: LEIBNIZ, WOLFF, AND BEYOND
9 Individuation and Identity, Apperception and Consciousness in Leibniz and Wolff
10 Beyond Leibniz and Wolff. From Immortality to the Necessary Unity of the Subject
11 From the Critique of Wolffian Apperception to the Idea of the Pre-existence of Self-Consciousness
PART VI: BUNDLES AND SELVES: HUME IN CONTEXT
12 Hume and the Belief in Personal Identity
13 Hume and the Bundle View of the Self
CONCLUSION: BEYOND HUME AND WOLFF
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX