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Essays on Aristotle's De Anima$
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Martha C. Nussbaum and Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019823600X.001.0001

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Changing Aristotle's Mind

Changing Aristotle's Mind

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(p.27) 3 Changing Aristotle's Mind
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Essays on Aristotle's De Anima
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Martha C. Nussbaum (Contributor Webpage)

Hilary Putnam

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019823600X.003.0004

This essay is a response to Myles Burnyeat’s paper that attacks an interpretation of the credibility and acceptability of Aristotle’s views of the body and soul. It begins with a discussion of Aristotle’s motivating problems. An interpretation is defended against Burnyeat, which distinguishes Aristotle from both materialist reductionism, and from the Burnyeat interpretation that perceiving etc. does not require concomitant material change, and that awareness is primitive. Aristotle’s position is then defended as tenable, even in the context of a modern theory of matter.

Keywords:   Aristotle, body, soul, theory of matter, Myles Burnyeat, De Anima

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