Aristotle’s De Anima Book II

By 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 like dirt has characteristics which don’t make it what it

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Aristotle’s De Anima Book I

By 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 us some idea of the dignity, plan and difficulty in

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