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Vital Heat in the Physico-Physiological Theory of Persistence and of Higher Soul-Functions

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Aristotle had a theory accounting for the coming-to-be and for the persistence of composite substances, at the centre of which is the notion of heat, specifically vital heat. This chapter aims to ... More


Soul, Vital Heat, and Connate Pneuma

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The great intrinsic interest of Aristotle's theory of connate pneuma contrasts with the slightness of the indications Aristotle provides of its theoretical contents. This chapter presents a new way ... More


Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Gad Freudenthal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book discusses one of Aristotle's central doctrines, his theory of material substance. The book argues that Aristotle's concept of heat is a crucial but hitherto ignored part of this account. ... More


The Roots of Aristotle’s Vital Heat: The De philosophia and Kindred Presocratic Doctrines

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter I was devoted to an analysis of Aristotle's theory of vital heat in its own terms. It showed that this theory — which integrates chemical, physiological, and psychological doctrines into an ... More


Conclusion

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter raises the question of why Aristotle chose to draw in parallel on his theory of nutritive soul and on the corresponding physiological theory in terms of vital heat and pneuma. It ... More


Teleology and Spontaneous Generation in Aristotle: A Discussion

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers a close reading and translation of the relevant passages on spontaneous generation in Generation of Animals III.11, showing that the ‘vital heat’ picked up from the water or ... More


Semen, Menses, Blood: Material in Generation

Adriel M. Trott

in Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter presents the central argument of the book: the material capacities of semen contribute to its capacity to animate menses. The chapter considers how semen’s material produces formal ... More


Introduction

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide new perspectives on the relationships between form and matter in Aristotle's thought. Specifically, it examines ... More


Disputes over the Material Contribution of Semen

Adriel M. Trott

in Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Critics argue that the formal work of semen cannot be done through material because material cannot do the work of form. This chapter examines the restricted material view and the robust material ... More


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