By Martha C. Nussbaum
Bringing jointly a bunch of remarkable new essays on Aristotle's De Anima, this booklet covers themes reminiscent of the relation among soul and physique, sense-perception, mind's eye, reminiscence, wish, and inspiration, which current the philosophical substance of Aristotle's perspectives to the trendy reader. The members write with philosophical subtlety and wide-ranging scholarship, finding their interpretations firmly in the context of Aristotle's idea as a whole.u
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Many of the passages in which Aristotle asserts that the psuchē or its activities are 'not without matter' could indeed be understood in this weaker way. We shall now, however, bring forward several that are not so ambiguous. Exhibit A: De Motu Animalium, chs. 7-11 21 Burnyeat's analysis of perception rests on the evidence of De Anima alone. And of course this is a major text, where perception is concerned. On the other hand, it seems especially unwise to regard it as the central text, when discussing this particular problem.
What would then be contingent would be the material realization of that organic function at a lower level. , flesh, blood, bone, etc. ; and sometimes he gives a physiological formula for them, in terms of proportions of earth, air, fire, and water. So again, on the former line, we could say that an animal must have blood, without ruling out the possibility that some non-organic stuff could play that same role in the animal's life. Aristotle's point is that this stuff would then be blood: and what would be contingent would be the relation between a certain lower-level chemical composition and being blood.
In other words, there is in perception a transition from potential to actual awareness that is not the transition of any materials from one state to another. There is psychological transition without material transition. Becoming aware is neither correlated with nor realized in the transitions of matter. It is this feature that is thought to have the consequence that Aristotle's view is not to be taken seriously by us moderns. Let us examine the thesis, and then this inference. We now wish to make two preliminary distinctions and two dialectical concessions.
Essays on Aristotle's De Anima by Martha C. Nussbaum