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Andreas Anagnostopoulos: Aristotle's First Moves Regarding Perception

When:We 01-03-2017 15:15 - 17:00
Where:room Omega

Lecture by Andreas Anagnostopoulos (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy

In De Anima II 5, Aristotle makes his first systematic remarks concerning sense-perception, compares perception to thinking, and thereby contrasts it with the most ordinary forms of alteration (qualitative change). It is generally supposed that Aristotle here establishes the thesis that perception is an alteration, in part by clarifying the sense in which perception can qualify as an alteration. On such an approach, I argue, we lose sight of...(continue reading...)