Minding the modern : human agency, intellectual traditions, and responsible knowledge / Thomas Pfau
- Pfau, Thomas, 1960-
- Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 
- Physical Description:
- ix, 673 pages ; 27 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I PROLEGOMENA -- 1.Frameworks or Tools? On the Status of Concepts in Humanistic Inquiry -- 2.Forgetting by Remembering: Historicism and the Limits of Modern Knowledge -- 3."A large mental field": Intellectual Traditions and Responsible Knowledge after Newman -- pt. II RATIONAL APPETITE: AN EMERGENT CONCEPTUAL TRADITION -- 4.Beginnings: Desire, Judgment, and Action in Aristotle and the Stoics -- 5.Consolidation: St. Augustine on Choice, Sin, and the Divided Will -- 6.Rational Appetite and Good Sense: Will and Intellect in Aquinas -- 7.Rational Claims, Irrational Consequences: Ockham Disaggregates Will and Reason -- pt. III PROGRESSIVE AMNESIA: WILL AND THE CRISIS OF REASON -- 8.Impoverished Modernity: Will, Action, and Person in Hobbes's Leviathan -- 9.The Path toward Non-Cognitivism: Locke's Desire and Shaftesbury's Sentiment -- 10.From Naturalism to Reductionism: Mandeville's Passion and Hutcheson's Moral Sense -- 11.Mindless Desires and Contentless Minds: Hume's Enigma of Reason -- 12.Virtue without Agency: Sentiment, Behavior, and Habituation in A. Smith -- 13.After Sentimentalism: Liberalism and the Discontents of Modern Autonomy -- pt. IV RETRIEVING THE HUMAN: COLERIDGE ON WILL, PERSON, AND CONSCIENCE -- 14.Good or Commodity? Modern Knowledge and the Loss of Eudaimonia -- 15.The Persistence of Gnosis: Freedom and "Error" in Philosophical Modernity -- 16.Beyond Voluntarism and Deontology: Coleridge's Notion of the Responsible Will -- 17.Existence before Substance: The Idea of "Person" in Humanistic Inquiry -- 18.Existence as Reality and Act: Person, Relationality, and Incommunicability -- 19."Consciousness has the appearance of another": On Relationality as Love -- 20."Faith is fidelity ... to the conscience": Coleridge's Ontology.
- 9780268038403 (cloth : alk. paper) and 0268038406 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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