Category Archives: On the Soul (De Anima) of Aristotle

Aristotle’s De Anima Book II

Jon/ January 11, 2017/ Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, On the Soul (De Anima) of Aristotle, Titles of Works

Chapter 1 – The Definition of Soul – Cause to Effect In this first chapter, Aristotle claims matter and form correspond to body and soul, because a living thing is a natural body that exhibits the characteristics of sense and nutrition. Like all natural bodies, there is not only one way we can say they “are,” there are ten. So just

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Aristotle’s De Anima Book I

Jon/ January 10, 2017/ Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, On the Soul (De Anima) of Aristotle, Titles of Works

Chapter 1 – The Plan of Study of the Soul Sentence: Since activities and powers of soul (form) appear to always involve the body (matter), and since the natural philosopher studies form in matter (properties), the natural philosopher should study the soul insofar as it pertains to the body (properties moving back to their cause). In this chapter, Aristotle gives

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