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  1. Animal Progression in Aristotle - (A.) Falcon, (S.) Stavrianeas (Edd.) Aristotle on How Animals Move. The de Incessu Animalium: Text, Translation, and Interpretative Essays. Pp. XVI + 315, Figs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Cased, £90, Us$120. Isbn: 978-1-108-49133-4. [REVIEW]Robert Roreitner - forthcoming - The Classical Review:1-3.
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    Themistius on Concept Formation.Robert Roreitner - 2021 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 103 (4):670-703.
    This paper reconstructs the account of concept formation developed in the 4th Century A.D. by Themistius in the most ancient extant commentary on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics. Themistius’ account can be contrasted with two widespread modern interpretations of Aristotle. Unlike psychological empiricists, Themistius ascribes an active role in concept formation to our innate capacity of understanding. Unlike intuitionists, he would not be satisfied by saying that νοῦς “intuits” or “spots” concepts. Rather, the question is what makes our νοῦς capable of “finding” (...)
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    Themistius Against Porphyry (?) On ‘Why We Do Not Remember’.Robert Roreitner - 2021 - Classical Quarterly 71 (1):379-385.
    This article sheds new light on Themistius’ argument in what is philosophically the most original section of his extant work, namely On Aristotle's On the Soul 100.16–109.3: here, Themistius offers a systematic interpretation of Aristotle's ‘agent’ intellect and its ‘potential’ and ‘passive’ counterparts. A solution to two textual difficulties at 101.36–102.2 is proposed, supported by the Arabic translation. This allows us to see that Themistius engages at length with a Platonizing reading of the enigmatic final lines of De anima III.5, (...)
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