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Intentionality and Physiological Processes: Aristotle's Theory of Sense‐Perception

Richard Sorabji

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.003.0013
 Intentionality and Physiological Processes: Aristotle's Theory of Sense‐Perception

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Aristotle did not view perception as a rudimentary reaction with little content as suggested by Plato, nor as the work of reason and thought as claimed by Strato. Perception is a half-way house between the two. This essay explores Aristotle’s redrawing of the map in which perception is located, and the formal and material causes of perception.

Keywords: Aristotle; De Anima; sense-perception

Chapter.  17923 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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