Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290635
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604027 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs


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In De Motu Animalium 8, Aristotle presents a picture of animal motivation in which a capacity he calls phantasia is given the role of ‘suitably preparing’ desire. The chapter offers some preliminary remarks on how Aristotle conceives of phantasia and its role in the production of animal movement.

Keywords: Aristotle; animal; motivation; movement; phantasia; imagination; desire

Chapter.  2858 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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