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Soul, Vital Heat, and Connate <i>Pneuma</i>

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/9780198238645.003.0004
Soul, Vital Heat, and Connate Pneuma

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The great intrinsic interest of Aristotle's theory of connate pneuma contrasts with the slightness of the indications Aristotle provides of its theoretical contents. This chapter presents a new way of looking at Aristotle's concept of pneuma. It shows how Aristotle's theory of connate pneuma bears on the problems raised in Chapter I.

Keywords: Aristotle; connate pneuma; soul; vital heat

Chapter.  17938 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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