Aristotles Psychology; A Treatise on the Principles of Life (de Anima and Parva Naturalia)

Aristotles Psychology; A Treatise on the Principles of Life (de Anima and Parva Naturalia)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...mind, and it is 13 the object of thought as other things are. Where entities are without matter, the subject and object of thought are identical. Speculative thought and the thing speculatively known are one and the same. The reason why thought is not continuous must be investigated. On the other hand, when entities are material they are severally the object of thought only potentially; mind is not an element in them (for reason is the potentiality of such objects in abstraction from their matter), whereas it is in the reason itself that the object of thought will be found. do not apprehend like by like (Empedooles), but unlike by unlike, t.g. heat by cold, etc. Cf. Zeller Phil. d. Or. Vol. I. 4th ed. p. 908. CHAPTER V. In the whole of nature there is on the one hand a material factor1 for every kind of thing (and this is what all things are in their potentiality), and another y factor which is causative and productive of things, by virtue of its making all objects, as art stands related to the matter it employs. These distinctions must also hold good when applied to the soul. Reason is of such 2 character that on the one hand it becomes all things, and on the other creates all things, in this respect resembling a property like light. For light in a certain sense converts potential into actual colours, and reason, in the present meaning, is separate, impassive, and unmixed, being in its essential nature an energizing force. Now, action is always higher than passion and causal force higher than matter. Actual knowledge is identical 3 with its object. Potential knowledge, on the other hand, pre-exists in the individual; regarded absolutely it does 1 'Material factor' does not necessarily mean a thing constituted of crass matter, but refers...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679592X
  • 9781236795922