Aristotle on Singular Thought

Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (3):349-375 (2015)

Abstract
aristotle assumes in many contexts that we are able to have singular thoughts such as “Cleon is white”.1 However, one might be puzzled about whether this is compatible with his theory of thought, which is commonly taken to explain thought about intelligible kinds rather than individuals.2 The question, then, is whether singular thoughts can be given an adequate account in Aristotle’s theoretical framework.3 There are basically three alternative ways to address this question. The first is to admit that Aristotle’s account of thought is restricted to general thoughts, and that he failed to give a satisfactory account of singular thought. Although this approach arguably has some textual..
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