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Martin Pickavé is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at University of Toronto. He specializes in later medieval philosophy of mind and metaphysics, and is working on a monograph on medieval theories of the emotions.
Lisa Shapiro is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of numerous articles on Descartes, with a specific focus on how his writings on the passions sheds light on his account of human nature, and on writings of early modern women thinkers. She is also the editor and translator of The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes. Her current research is focussed on Spinoza, Condillac, and Hume.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
1. Introduction, Martin Pickave and Lisa Shapiro
2. Dispassionate Passions, Peter King
3. Why is the Sheep Afraid of the Wolf? Medieval Debates on Animal Passions, Dominik Perler
4. John Duns Scotus on the Passions of the Will, Ian Drummond
5. Intellections and Volitions in Ockham's Nominalism, Claude Pannaccio
6. Emotion and Cognition in Later Medieval Philosophy: The Case of Adam Wodeham, Martin Pickave
7. Sixteenth-Century Discussions of the Passions of the Will, Simo Knuuttila
8. The Philosopher as a Lover: Renaissance Debates on Platonic Eros, Sabrina Ebbersmeyer
9. Reasons, Causes, and Inclinations, Paul Hoffman
10. Using the Passions, Dennis Des Chene
11. How We Experience the World: Passionate Perception in Descartes and Spinoza, Lisa Shapiro
12. Agency and Attention in Malebranche's Theory of Cognition, Deborah Brown
13. Spinoza on Passions and Self-Knowledge: The Case of Pride, Lilli Alanen
14. Family Trees: Sympathy, Comparison and the Proliferation of the Passions in Hume and his Predecessors, Amy M. Schmitter