- Title Pages
- 1 Parts of the Soul
- 2 The Argument for Tripartition
- 3 Partition
- 4 The Simple Picture
- 5 Imitation and the Soul
- 6 Belief and Reason
- 7 Below Belief and Reason
- 8 Preliminaries
- 9 <i>Phantasia</i>, Desire, and Locomotion
- 10 Desire without <i>phantasia</i>
- 11 The Workings of <i>phantasia</i>
- 12 <i>Phantasia</i> and Practical Thought
- 13 Reason and Non-rational Desire
- General Index
- (p.119) 8 Preliminaries
- The Brute Within
Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)
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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.
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