Apeiron 52 (1):1-28 (2019)

Jason W. Carter
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
I argue that a common interpretation of DA 3.4, which sees Aristotle as there rejecting Anaxagoras’s account of mind, is mistaken. Instead, I claim that, in providing his solution to the main puzzles of this chapter, Aristotle takes special care to preserve the essential features that he thinks Anaxagoras ascribes to mind, namely, its ability to know all things, its being unmixed, and its inability to be affected by mixed objects.
Keywords Anaxagoras  Aristotle  mind  mixture  thinking
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DOI 10.1515/apeiron-2017-0055
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