David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Classical Quarterly 33 (02):401-411 (1983)
The second chapter of book three of the De anima marks the end of Aristotle's discussion of sense-perception. The chapter is a long one and apparently rambling in subject matter. It begins with a passage that is usually taken as a discussion of some sort of self-awareness, particularly awareness that one is perceiving, although such an interpretation raises some difficulties. This paper reconsiders the problems raised by supposing that the question discussed in the first paragraph is ‘how do we perceive that we perceive?’, and suggests an alternative interpretation which would solve many of the difficulties and have the additional merit of restoring unity to the sequence of notes which go to make up the whole chapter.
|Keywords||Aristotle De anima self-awareness perception|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Phil Corkum (2010). Attention, Perception, and Thought in Aristotle. Dialogue 49 (02):199-222.
Similar books and articles
Catherine Osborne (1998). Perceiving White and Sweet (Again): Aristotle, De Anima 3.7, 431a20-B1. Classical Quarterly 48 (02):433-446.
John Bowin (2012). Aristotle on 'First Transitions' in De Anima II 5. Apeiron 45 (3):262-282.
Robert Heinaman (2007). Actuality, Potentiality and "De Anima II.5". Phronesis 52 (2):139 - 187.
Lloyd Gerson (2004). The Unity of Intellect in Aristotle's De Anima. Phronesis 49 (4):348-373.
John Bowin (2012). De Anima Ii 5 on the Activation of The Senses. Ancient Philosophy 32 (1):87-104.
Martha Craven Nussbaum & Amélie Rorty (eds.) (1992). Essays on Aristotle's De Anima. Oxford University Press.
J. D. G. Evans (1995). Aristotle's De Anima Michael Durrant (Ed.): Aristotle's De Anima in Focus. Pp. Xiii+225. London, New York: Routledge, 1993. £35 (Paper, £11.99). [REVIEW] The Classical Review 45 (01):60-61.
John Bowin (2011). Aristotle on Various Types of Alteration in De Anima II 5. Phronesis 56 (2):138-161.
Pavel Gregoric (2007). Aristotle on the Common Sense. Oxford University Press.
Aristotle (1993). De Anima: Books II and III with Passages From. Oxford University Press on Demand.
D. J. Furley (1963). Aristotle, de Anima Aristotle: De Anima. Edited with Introduction and Commentary by Sir David Ross. Pp. 338. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961. Cloth, 50s. Net. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 13 (01):46-49.
W. D. Ross (1908). Hicks's Aristotle, De Anima Aristotle, De Anima, with Translation, Introduction and Notes. By R. D. Hicks, M.A., Fellow and Late Lecturer of Trinity College, Cambridge. Cambridge: University Press, 1907. Pp. Lxxxiii + 626. 18s. Net. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 22 (07):218-221.
M. F. Burnyeat (2002). "De Anima" II 5. Phronesis 47 (1):28 - 90.
Added to index2010-12-09
Total downloads40 ( #52,095 of 1,692,708 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #46,243 of 1,692,708 )
How can I increase my downloads?