The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press (2012)
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Thomas Kjeller Johansen presents a new account of Aristotle's major work on psychology, the De Anima

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Introduction

Ancient Greek thinkers commonly understood the soul as a cause of life. Aristotle's notion of a capacity (dunamis) of the soul was such a cause. Aristotle plays a founding role in the history of faculty psychology. The introduction raises the question of how he thinks the soul is to be def... see more

The Intellect and the Limits of Naturalism

The various kinds of intellect display different relationships to the body, in ways that affect their relationship to natural philosophy. Thinking about compound substances, such as flesh, requires phantasmata, which involves bodily changes. Thinking itself is, nonetheless, only existentia... see more

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