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The Brute WithinAppetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle$
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Hendrik Lorenz

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290635

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199290636.001.0001

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Preliminaries

Preliminaries

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(p.119) 8 Preliminaries
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The Brute Within
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Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199290636.003.0012

In De Motu Animalium 8, Aristotle presents a picture of animal motivation in which a capacity he calls phantasia is given the role of ‘suitably preparing’ desire. The chapter offers some preliminary remarks on how Aristotle conceives of phantasia and its role in the production of animal movement.

Keywords:   Aristotle, animal, motivation, movement, phantasia, imagination, desire

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