The Principle that ‘Like Perceives Like’ in Theophrastus’De sensibus

Rhizomata 7 (2):226-248 (2020)
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This paper considers Theophrastus’ use in the De sensibus of the principles that like perceives like and that unlike perceives unlike to criticise his predecessors. It is argued that the aporiai that arise from either position serve to motivate the view of perception articulated by Aristotle in the De anima.



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