Archive for October, 2012

New Book by CPAMP Alumnus Tom Angier

by Rachel Barney .

ethics-bookA new book of CPAMP Alumnus Tom Angier is about to come out in November – already his third book! Congratulations.
Ethics: The Key Thinkers “surveys the history of Western moral philosophy, guiding students through the work and ideas of the field’s most important figures, from Plato to MacIntyre.” The book contains 11 chapters written by various experts and it “explores the contribution of each thinker in turn, narrating how they have changed the shape of ethical theory as a whole. The book also includes guides to the latest reading on each thinker. An ideal resource for
all students of ethics.”
For more information see here.

New Book: Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

by Rachel Barney .

9780199579914_140To quote from the cover: “Thirteen new essays investigate the continuities between medieval and early modern thinking about the emotions, and open up a contemporary debate on the relationship between emotions, cognition, and reason, and the way emotions figure in our own cognitive lives. A team of leading philosophers of the medieval, renaissance, and early modern periods explore these ideas from the point of view of four key themes: the situation of emotions within the human mind; the intentionality of emotions and their role in cognition; emotions and action; the role of emotion in self-understanding and the social situation of individuals.”
The volume contains chapters by three CPAMP members: Peter King, Ian Drummond, and Martin Pickavé – and also a paper by this year’s CPAMP faculty visitor Dominik Perler! For more information see here.