Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Aristotle's ManSpeculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stephen R.L. Clark

Print publication date: 1975

Print ISBN-13: 9780198245162

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 26 March 2019

Body-Mind

Body-Mind

Chapter:
(p.191) VI. Body-Mind
Source:
Aristotle's Man
Author(s):

Stephen R.L. Clark

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0013

This chapter aims to suggest the sort of ontological model which best makes sense of the views that have been imputed to Aristotle. The key to it is the realization that what is believed about the world is part of what humans are: cosmological models are expressions of personal concerns. It makes no apology for the ‘unreasonableness’ of what follows from the point of view commonly called realistic, for it is the latter that seems to be more truly absurd. The body–soul unity posited by Aristotle is not an uneasy yoking of material and mental, but an acceptance of the lived world, from which the object body of science is also an abstraction. Aristotle's account of sexual difference, though partly deformed by a Platonizing view of women as inferior men, draws attention to intersexual love and the making of loving couples as the groundwork for a decent society in which virtues are accorded their proper status. The comparison of Aristotle and certain Chinese thinkers is addressed.

Keywords:   ontological model, Aristotle, body, mind, cosmological models, soul, Chinese thinkers, sexual difference

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .