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Vital Heat in the Physico-Physiological Theory of Persistence and of Higher Soul-Functions

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238645
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679704 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0002
Vital Heat in the Physico-Physiological Theory of Persistence and of Higher Soul-Functions

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Aristotle had a theory accounting for the coming-to-be and for the persistence of composite substances, at the centre of which is the notion of heat, specifically vital heat. This chapter aims to recover this physical-cum-biological theory, to reveal the unity underlying the various accounts in terms of vital heat, and to identify the sources of Aristotle's view of heat.

Keywords: Aristotle; heat; vital heat; persistence; cognition

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Subjects: Ancient Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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