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Regimens of the mind : Boyle, Locke, and the early modern cultura animi tradition / Sorana Corneanu.

Author/Creator:
Corneanu, Sorana.
Publication:
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Philosophy, British -- History -- 17th century.
Philosophy of mind -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Education -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 -- Philosophy.
Locke, John, 1632-1704.
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Contents:
Francis Bacon and the art of direction
An art of tempering the mind
The distempered mind and the tree of knowledge
A comprehensive culture of the mind
The end of knowledge
The study of nature as regimen
Cultura and medicina animi: an early modern tradition
The physician of the soul
Sources
Genres
Utility: practical versus speculative knowledge
Self-love and the fallen/uncultured mind
The office of reason
Passions, errors, and assent
The discipline, the virtues, and habituation
Virtuoso discipline
The cure of the mind and Solomon's house
Passions, errors, and method
Idols and diseases of the mind
Epistemic modesty
The way of inquiry
A 'union of eyes and hands': the community and objectivity revisited
Robert Boyle: experience as paideia
The limits and the 'perfection' of reason
The weak mind and the virtues of a free inquiry
Reason and experience
The Christian philosopher
John Locke and the education of the mind
Limits of reason, useful knowledge, and the duty to search for truth
A natural history of the distempered mind
The regulation of assent: a perfecting exercise
The discourse with a friend
Studying nature
Lived physics
The appropriateness of disproportion
Experience, history, and speculation
Affective cognition
Studying 'God's contrivances'
The study of theology and the growth of the mind
Worlds and angels
Reading scripture
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-300) and index.
ISBN:
9780226116396 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226116395 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
711050884
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