Aristotle on What Is Done in Perceiving

The paper discusses the active part in the process of perceiving, usually expressed by the Greek word krinein. It is argued that krinein in one of its uses means "to judge" in the sense of judging a case, i. e. deciding it. It is not used for making statements. A second meaning of the Greek word is that of discerning or discriminating, and it is this meaning that plays a central part in Aristotle's theory of perception.
Keywords Aristotle, perception, krinein, discrimination,  discerning
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DOI 10.2307/20483269
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