<i>Phantasia</i>, Desire, and Locomotion

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

 Phantasia, Desire, and Locomotion

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This chapter sets out and defends an interpretation that explains why Aristotle thinks that some suitable phantasia is required for the formation of desires that impel animals to engage in locomotion. The key idea is that forming such desires requires apprehending prospective situations.

Keywords: Aristotle; animal; phantasia; locomotion; movement; desire

Chapter.  8622 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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