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Author MichaƂowska, Monika

Title Willing and Understanding
Published Boston : BRILL, 2023

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Description 1 online resource (343 p.)
Series Investigating Medieval Philosophy Series ; v.19
Investigating Medieval Philosophy Series
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Notes on Contributors -- 1 The Complexity of Late Medieval Debates on the Will -- 1 Introduction* -- 2 A Short Overview of a Long Debate -- 3 The Rise of Philosophical Ethics -- 4 The Variety of Aristotelian Traditions in the Thirteenth Century -- 5 The Will-Intellect Problem in the Fourteenth Century -- 6 New Methods and Solutions in the Discourse on the Will: Fourteenth-Century Oxford -- References -- Primary Souces -- Secondary Sources -- 2 Fear and Conditional Will in Stephen Langton's Quaestiones and in the Summa Halensis -- 1 Introduction*
2 Stephen Langton's Quaestiones theologiae -- 2.1 The Conditional Will -- 2.2 The Imperfect Will of the Devil -- 3 The Summa Halensis -- 3.1 The Conditional Will -- 3.2 The Devil's Imperfect Will in the Summa Halensis -- 4 Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- Manuscripts -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- 3 What Tips the Scales? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Historical and Doctrinal Background -- 3 The Will and Power -- 3.1 The Essence of Power -- 3.2 The Essence of the Will -- 3.3 Debates on the Essence of the Will -- 4 Motivation -- 4.1 The Essence of Motivation -- 4.2 Benefit and Harm
4.3 The Rejection of Beneficence -- 5 Choice -- 5.1 The Causal Structure behind Choice -- 5.2 The Debate on the Necessity of Motivation -- 5.3 The Debate on the Sufficiency of Motivation -- 6 Conclusion -- Manuscripts -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- 4 How Do Intellect and Will Interact? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Determination-Exercise Distinction -- 3 Godfrey of Fontaines and the Determination-Exercise Distinction -- 4 An Alternative Model of How the Intellect and the Will Interact -- 5 Conclusion -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- 5 Understanding and Acting -- 1 Introduction
2 A Thirty-Year-Long Discussion -- 3 Deliberation as a Cause of Contingent Events -- 4 The Proper Object of the Practical Intellect -- 5 Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- Manuscripts -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- 6 John of Pouilly's Intellectualist Reading of the March 7, 1277 Condemnation -- 1 Introduction* -- 2 Intellect and Will in Quodlibet II, Question 11 -- 3 Henry of Ghent's Use of Tempier's Articles -- 3.1 The Context -- 3.2 The Articles Discussed by Henry -- 3.2.1 Article 9 (of 1270) -- 3.2.2 Article 134 -- 3.2.3 Article 129 -- 3.2.4 Article 130
4 Pouilly's Discussion of Tempier's Articles -- 4.1 The Articles Discussed by Henry -- 4.1.1 Article 9 (of 1270) -- 4.1.2 Article 134 -- 4.1.3 Article 129 -- 4.2 Articles Pouilly Adds to the Discussion -- 4.2.1 Article 130 -- 4.2.2 Article 131 -- 4.2.3 Article 135 -- 4.2.4 Article 159 -- 4.2.5 Article 163 -- 4.3 Pertinent Articles Pouilly Omits -- 4.3.1 Articles 158 and 194 -- 4.3.2 Article 208 -- 5 Conclusion -- Manuscripts -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- 7 Cognitive Attention and Impressions -- 1 Introduction*
Summary In Willing and Understanding, prominent scholars elucidate a variety of issues in and approaches to debating the interplay of the will and the intellect in the late Middle Ages
Notes Description based upon print version of record
2 Active but (not) Voluntary: The Senses and the Intellect in Auriol's Account of Human Cognition
Form Electronic book
Author Fedriga, Riccardo
ISBN 9789004541092
9004541098