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Hylomorphism and Functionalism <sup>1</sup>

S. Marc Cohen

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print November 1995 | ISBN: 9780198236009
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598104 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019823600X.003.0005
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Myles Burnyeat, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge University, disputes functionalist interpretations of Aristotle. Moreover, he contends that a correct understanding of Aristotle’s philosophy of mind leads to the realization that the only thing to do with it is to reject it. This essay argues that Burnyeat has failed to refute either Aristotle or his functionalist interpreters.

Keywords: Aristotle; functionalism; philosophy of mind; Myles Burnyeat; De Anima

Chapter.  9190 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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