Psychology and the Other Disciplines

A Case of Cross-Disciplinary Interaction (1250-1750)


Psychology and the Other Disciplines looks at how Aristotelian psychology developed from the medieval to the early modern period, by studying its interactions with other philosophical disciplines, medicine, and theology. The book addresses a wide range of topics, such as the place of psychology in the diverse academic curricula, the influence of theology and medicine on psychology and vice versa. Bringing together specialists in various fields, this volume shows that the transformation from the scholastic to more empirical approaches to psychology was a gradual process.

Contributors include: Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Magdalena Bieniak, Lorenzo Casini, Elisa Cuttini, William Duba, Michael Edwards, Hiro Hirai, Matthew Klemm, Gideon Manning, and Nancy Siraisi.

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Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Ph.D. (1999), Radboud University Nijmegen, is professor of medieval and Renaissance philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen and Leiden University. His research focuses on philosophical psychology mainly in the tradition of Latin commentaries on Aristotle's De anima.

Sander W. de Boer, Ph.D. (2011), Radboud University Nijmegen, is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen (Faculty of Philosophy). He works mainly on the history of philosophical psychology.

Cees Leijenhorst, Ph.D. (1998), Utrecht University, is associate professor of modern philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published on Thomas Hobbes' natural philosophy, early modern philosophy of mind and Renaissance hermeticism.
List of Contributors
Introduction, Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Sander W. de Boer and Cees Leijenhorst

Petrus Trapolinus on the Nature and Place of Psychology, Paul J.J.M. Bakker
From the Nature of the Soul to Practical Action in the Thought of Pietro Pomponazzi, Elisa Cuttini
Juan Luis Vives and Early Modern Psychology: A Critical Reappraisal, Lorenzo Casini
Time, Duration and the Soul in Late Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and Psychology, Michael Edwards
When the Mind Became Un-Natural: De la Forge and Psychology in the Cartesian Aftermath, Gideon Manning

The Powers of the Soul in the Anthropology of Hugh of St.-Cher, Magdalena Bieniak
The Souls after Vienne: Franciscan Theologians’ Views on the Plurality of Forms and the Plurality of Souls, ca. 1315–1330, William Duba

A Medical Perspective on the Soul As Substantial Form of the Body: Peter of Abano on the Reconciliation of Aristotle and Galen, Matthew Klemm
Formative Power, Soul and Intellect in Nicolò Leoniceno between the Arabo-Latin Tradition and the Renaissance of the Greek Commentators, Hiro Hirai
Psychology in Some Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century General Works on Medicine, Nancy G. Siraisi

Index codicum manuscriptorum
Index nominum
All interested in the history of philosophical psychology, as well as all those interested in the interactions between philosophy, theology, and medicine from the late Middle Ages to the Early Modern period.