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Aristotle on Perception

Stephen Everson


In this book, Stephen Everson offers a comprehensive investigation of Aristotle's account of perception. Everson explains how Aristotle accounts for our ability to perceive such things as colours and sounds, as well as material objects. Everson has two main aims: the first is to place Aristotle's theory of mind within the context of his natural science, in particular, to show that Aristotle's account of perception is an application of the explanatory method of the Physics. To this end, Everson is keen to emphasize, against recent interpretations, that Aristotle explains perception in terms of ... More

Keywords: alteration, Aristotle, Myles Burnyeat, functionalism, material change, natural science, perception, philosophy of mind, sense organs, spiritualist and literalist readings, supervenience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198238638
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198238630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Everson, author
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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