Online Articles and Resources on the Cogitative

This strictly a list of what is available online.

(This page will be updated periodically.)

Monographs and Articles on the Cogitative

  • George KlubertanzVis Cogitativa, According to St. Thomas Aquinas: Sources and Doctrine (1947).  {n.b. This is a rather cumbersome file to view; for those interested, I might know someone who has a better digital file of this work.}
  • There is an interesting article by Bill Zander comparing a number of Bernard Lonergan’s comments on the cogitative power.
  • Deborah Black has a number of articles available on her website.  She has done some excellent work on the inner senses in the Medieval Arabic and Latin traditions, especially Avicenna, Averroes, and Aquinas.  Her paper, “Estimation and Imagination: Western Divergences from an Arabic Paradigm.” Topoi 19 (2000): 59–75. is especially helpful.

Articles Related to the Cogitative

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About Daniel D. De Haan

I am a graduate student at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, TX, working on my doctorate in Medieval philosophy. My historical research focuses on the inner sense psychology of Thomas Aquinas, Avicenna, and Averroes, the commentary tradition on Aristotle's de Anima up to Aquinas, and the metaphysics of Avicenna and Thomas Aquinas. My research in contemporary issues has focused on attempts to integrate Thomistic philosophical anthropology with the insights of phenomenology and Wittgenstein, like one finds in the work of Karol Wojtyła, David Braine, Peter Geach, and Elizabeth Anscombe. I am also interested in philosophical problems prompted by neuroscience, especially concerning the compatibility of hylomorphism with neuroplasticity. I will be taking my doctoral comprehensive exams in the Spring of 2012 and I should be submitting my dissertation proposal by April 2012. I will be writing on the doctrine of being within Avicenna's Metaphysics of the Shifā and the introduction of modal logic into Aristotelian metaphysics. In 2010 I presented conference papers at the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, MI, at the University of Marquette, University of St. Thomas, and the Annual Conference of American Catholic Philosophical Association in Baltimore, MD. In March, 2011 I presented a paper on Addiction and Thomistic Anthropology at The Catholic University of America. This summer I will participating in the eight week University of Wisconsin-Madison's Intensive Arabic program, and the 2011 Thomistic Seminar hosted by the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University. I will also be presenting a paper on the demonstrations for God's existence in Avicenna's Metaphysics of the Shifā' for the the Aquinas and the "Arabs" satellite session at the Annual ACPA meeting. I received the 2010 American Catholic Philosophical Association's Young Scholars Award for my paper: "Linguistic Apprehension as Incidental Sensation in Thomas Aquinas". This paper will be published in the Forthcoming: 2011, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Proceedings of the ACPA, Vol. 84.

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