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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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The Workings of phantasia

The Workings of phantasia

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(p.148) 11 The Workings of phantasia
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The Brute Within
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DOI:10.1093/0199290636.003.0015

This chapter discusses Aristotle’s version of the association of ideas. It exposes a rich conception of sense, or the perceptual system, which can account not only for acts of sense-perception, but also for associating one thing with another, remembering things, and being reminded by something of something else. So conceived of, the perceptual system can also account for the occurrence of action-guiding representations that are indeterminately complex, and at the same time relevant and suitable to the perceiving subject’s current circumstances.

Keywords:   Aristotle, association, sense, perception, memory

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