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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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Phantasia and Practical Thought

Phantasia and Practical Thought

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(p.174) 12 Phantasia and Practical Thought
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The Brute Within
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Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199290636.003.0016

Given the richness of Aristotle’s conception of sense, the question arises of what he takes to be distinctive of the intellect and its functioning. The chapter therefore offers a detailed account of practical thought, as Aristotle conceives of it. For Aristotle, practical thought has a number of distinctive features that centre on the ability to apprehend ‘for the sake of’ relations, which include, but are not limited to, means-end relations. The chapter concludes that Aristotle has a well-grounded and defensible distinction between intellectual and non-intellectual cognition.

Keywords:   Aristotle, sense, intellect, thought, means-end

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