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<i>Phantasia</i> and Practical Thought

Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290635
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604027 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199290636.003.0016

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

 Phantasia and Practical Thought

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Given the richness of Aristotle’s conception of sense, the question arises of what he takes to be distinctive of the intellect and its functioning. The chapter therefore offers a detailed account of practical thought, as Aristotle conceives of it. For Aristotle, practical thought has a number of distinctive features that centre on the ability to apprehend ‘for the sake of’ relations, which include, but are not limited to, means-end relations. The chapter concludes that Aristotle has a well-grounded and defensible distinction between intellectual and non-intellectual cognition.

Keywords: Aristotle; sense; intellect; thought; means-end

Chapter.  6660 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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