Aristotle on the Perception of Universals

British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (3):446-467 (2018)
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Aristotle claims that "although we perceive particulars, perception is of universals; for instance of human being, not of Callias-the-human-being" (APo II.19 100a16-b1). I offer an interpretation of this claim and examine its significance in Aristotle's epistemology.



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Marc Gasser-Wingate
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