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 Psychology: Soul, Intellect, and Knowledge

Peter Adamson

in Al-KindĪ

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Al-Kindī wrote a well-known treatise On Intellect, which was the first Arabic treatise to give a taxonomy of the types of intellect (following Greek sources, especially Philoponus, in interpreting ... More


Introduction: The Text of Aristotle's De Anima

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introduction provides a description of the manuscripts of the De Anima; commentaries on the De Anima; and its links with other works such as Metaphysics, Physics, the biological treatises, and ... More


The Nature of Man

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to the EN, the ‘good one is seeking’ when trying to define happiness as students of political science, is the ‘human good’, the good for man. For Aristotle, human virtue is the virtue ‘not ... More


Signification and Thought

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In De Anima, Aristotle develops an analogy between perception and thought. This is based, I argue, on his account of what causally determines the object (or content) of the relevant perception or ... More


Theoretical Activity and the Nature of Reason

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The doctrine of the EN is that ‘the activity of reason which is contemplative’ is ‘superior in serious worth’. However, the statement of the doctrine in the EN is brief and unexplanatory. The De ... More


De Anima III.1 425a27

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

One of the main purposes of De Anima III.1 is to show that there can be no sense in addition to the five familiar ones — that is, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Aristotle supplies an ... More


The Soul as an Inner Principle of Change: The Basis of Aristotle's Psychological Naturalism *

Thomas Johansen

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Aristotle's claim that the soul is an inner principle of change, against the background of his account in the Physics of nature as an inner principle of change. That for ... More


De Anima III.7 431b5

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines whether De Anima 431 b 5 contains an elliptical occurrence of the phrase ‘common sense’, and if so, what is its exact reference. As a starting point, it is assumed that the ... More


Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Martha C. Nussbaum and Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (eds)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents twenty essays on various aspects of Aristotle’s De Anima. These cover topics such as the relation between the body and soul, functionalism, sense-perception, imagination, memory, ... More


Perceptual Discrimination

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Aristotle's notion of perceptual discrimination, which he discusses in De Anima III.2 (426 b 8-427 a 16) and III.7 (431 a 20 b 1). In the first of these passages the ... More


Conclusion

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The conclusion discusses the common sense as envisioned by Aristotle, particularly what he himself designates with the phrase and what we should designate as the Aristotelian notion of the common ... More


Dialectic, Motion, and Perception: De Anima Book 1

Charlotte Witt

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Book 1 of Aristotle’s De Anima extensively discusses two characteristics of the soul: the soul as the source of motion of the living being, and the soul as the seat of perception and cognition. The ... More


Aristotle on the Sense of Touch

Cynthia Freeland

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay explores the central place of Aristotle’s views of the sense of touch within his empiricist epistemology and general physical theory. It argues that Aristotle was not committed to a ... More


The Perceptual Capacity of the Soul

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter looks at Aristotle's account of the perceptual capacity of the soul as delineated in the treatise De Anima. Like the soul as a whole, the perceptual part of the soul is divided ... More


Perceiving That We See and Hear, and Monitoring of the Senses

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter continues the investigation of the phenomenon that Aristotle describes as ‘perceiving that we see and hear’ by analysing the much discussed passage from the beginning of De Anima III.2 ... More


Aristotle On Odour And Smell

Mark A. Johnstone

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The sense of smell occupies a peculiar intermediate position in Aristotle's theory of sense perception: odours, like colours and sounds, are perceived at a distance through an external medium; yet in ... More


Changing Aristotle's Mind

Martha C. Nussbaum and Hilary Putnam

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay is a response to Myles Burnyeat’s paper that attacks an interpretation of the credibility and acceptability of Aristotle’s views of the body and soul. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Aristotle on the Imagination

Malcolm Schofield

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay explores Aristotle’s treatment of imagination. It argues that Aristotle need not be charged with the radical inconsistency in his treatment of phantasia diagnosed by Hamlyn. Although a ... More


Desire and the Good in De Anima

Henry S. Richardson

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay presents an interpretation of the theory of animal movement that emphasizes the place Aristotle accords the good as the object of desire and the coordinate importance he assigns to desire ... More


The Soul as Substance

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198242901
eISBN:
9780191597770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198242905.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle identifies soul with form, and body with matter. He assumes that to have a soul is to have the functional properties that are the form, and the relation of the soul to the body is the ... More


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