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Essays on Aristotle's De Anima$
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Martha C. Nussbaum and Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019823600X.001.0001

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Aristotle on Memory and the Self

Aristotle on Memory and the Self

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(p.297) 16 Aristotle on Memory and the Self
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Essays on Aristotle's De Anima
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Julia Annas (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019823600X.003.0017

This essay argues that Aristotle’s view of memory is more like that of the modern psychologist than that of a modern philosopher; he is more interested in accurately delineating different kinds of memory than in discussing philosophical problems of memory. The short treatise On Memory and Recollection is considered a treatise on memory and loosely associated phenomenon and recollection. It is suggested that this work is better regarded as a treatise on two kinds of memory.

Keywords:   Aristotle, memory, psychology, self

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