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    Receptive Reason: Alexander of Aphrodisias on Material Intellect.Miira Tuominen - 2010 - Phronesis 55 (2):170-190.
    According to Alexander of Aphrodisias, our potential intellect is a purely receptive capacity. Alexander also claims that, in order for us to actualise our intellectual potentiality, the intellect needs to abstract what is intelligible from enmattered perceptible objects. Now a problem emerges: How is it possible for a purely receptive capacity to perform such an abstraction? It will be argued that even though Alexander's reaction to this question causes some tension in his theory, the philosophical motivation for it is a (...)
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  2. The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle.Miira Tuominen - 2009 - University of California Press.
    The study of the ancient commentators has developed considerably over the past few decades, fueled by recent translations of their often daunting writings. This book offers the only concise, accessible general introduction currently available to the writings of the late ancient commentators on Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, Plato. Miira Tuominen provides a historical overview followed by a series of thematic chapters on epistemology, science and logic, physics, psychology, metaphysics, and ethics. In particular, she focuses on the writings of (...)
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    Back to Posterior Analytics II 19: Aristotle on the Knowledge of Principles.Miira Tuominen - 2010 - Apeiron 43 (2-3):115-144.
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    Philosophy of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle.Miira Tuominen - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (12):852-895.
    From the first century BCE onwards, philosophers started to write commentaries on those Aristotle’s treatises that were meant for the internal use of his school. Plato’s works had been commented on already earlier, the first reported commentary originates in the 300s BCE. Commentaries are treatises that follow an object text in a more or less linear fashion. The format was not unknown before the first century BCE but new in extensive philosophical use. This review essay focuses on authors who commented (...)
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    Heaps, Experience, and Method: On the Sorites Argument in Ancient Medicine.Miira Tuominen - 2007 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 24 (2):109 - 125.
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    Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature (Review).Miira Tuominen - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (4):611-612.
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    Assumptions of Normativity: Two Ancient Approaches to Agency.Miira Tuominen - 2008 - In Pauliina Remes & Juha Sihvola (eds.), Ancient Philosophy of the Self. Springer. pp. 57--74.
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  8. Aristotle on the Role of the Predicables in Dialectical Disputations.Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila & Miira Tuominen - 2012 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 43:55-81.
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  9. The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness.Øyvind Rabbås, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Hallvard Fossheim & Miira Tuominen (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    How should I live? How can I be happy? What is happiness, really? These are perennial questions, which in recent times have become the subject of diverse kinds of academic research. Ancient philosophers placed happiness at the centre of their thought, and we can trace the topic through nearly a millennium. While the centrality of the notion of happiness in ancient ethics is well known, this book is unique in that it focuses directly on this notion, as it appears in (...)
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  10. New Perspectives on Aristotelianism and its Critics.Miira Tuominen, Sara Heinämaa & Virpi Mäkinen (eds.) - 2014 - Brill.
    New Perspectives on Aristotelianism and Its Critics traces Aristotelian influences in modern and pre-modern discourses on knowledge, rights, and the good life. The contributions offer new insights on contemporary discussions on life in its cognitive, political, and ethical dimensions.
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