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Title Anton Wilhelm Amo's philosophical dissertations on mind and body / edited, translated, and with an introduction by Stephen Menn and Justin E. H. Smith
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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Summary "Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1703 - after 1752) is the first modern African philosopher to study and teach in a European university and write in the European philosophical tradition. We give an extensive historical and philosophical introduction to Amo's life and work, and provide Latin texts, with facing translations and explanatory notes, of Amo's two philosophical dissertations, On the Impassivity of the Human Mind and the Philosophical Disputation containing a Distinct Idea of those Things that Pertain either to the Mind or to our Living and Organic Body, both published in 1734. The Impassivity is an extended argument that the mind cannot be acted on, that sensation is a being-acted-on by the sensed object, and therefore that sensation does not belong to the mind, and must belong instead to the body The Distinct Idea works out the implications for the mind's actions, and tries to show how the mind understands, wills, and effects things through the body by 'intentions' which direct motions in our body intentionally toward external things. Both dissertations try to show how far each type of human act belongs to the mind, how far to the body, and expose and resolve earlier philosophers' self-contradictions on these questions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 24, 2020)
Subject Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754.
Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754.
Philosophy, Ghanaian.
Philosophy, Ghanaian.
Form Electronic book
Author Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754. Disputatio philosophica continens ideam distinctam eorum quae competunt vel menti vel corpori nostro vivo et organico
Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754. Disputatio philosophica continens ideam distinctam eorum quae competunt vel menti vel corpori nostro vivo et organico. English
Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754. Dissertatio inauguralis de humanae mentis apatheia
Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754. Dissertatio inauguralis de humanae mentis apatheia. English
Menn, Stephen Philip, 1964- editor, translator.
Smith, Justin E. H., editor, translator.
LC no. 2019058017
ISBN 019750163X
0197501648
0197501656
9780197501634
9780197501641
9780197501658