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De Anima

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s/t: In the Version of William of Moerbeke & the Commentary of St. Thomas Aquinas
For the Pre-Socratic philosophers the soul was the source of movement and sensation, while for Plato it was the seat of being, metaphysically distinct from the body that it was forced temporarily to inhabit. Plato's student Aristotle was determined to test the truth of both these beliefs a
Published May 1st 2007 (first published -350)
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Camille Stein
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Resultado de imagen de Aristóteles

Aristóteles * De Anima * Vaticanus Palatinus Latinus (1033) -

Así pues, y en términos generales, el animal —como queda dicho— es capaz de moverse a sí mismo en la medida en que es capaz de desear. Por su parte, la facultad de desear no se da a no ser que haya imaginación. Y toda imaginación, a su vez, es racional o sensible. De esta última, en fin, participan también el resto de los animales.


A su vez, las facultades sensible e intelectual del alma son en potencia sus ob
Jan 23, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

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Roy Lotz
As I have lately been making my way through Aristotle’s physical treatises, I have often observed that many of Aristotle’s errors stem from his tendency to see the physical world as analogous to a biological organism. So it is a pleasure to finally see Aristotle back on his home territory—living things. While Aristotle’s work in proto-physics and proto-chemistry is interesting mainly from a historical perspective, this work is interesting in its own right; in just a hundred pages, Aristotle mana ...more
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ακολουθούν κάποια αποσπάσματα που είναι χαρακτηριστικά του τι συναντάμε στο Περί Ψυχής, του Αριστοτέλη, καθώς και της έκφρασης του, όπως και των διαλεκτικών του εργαλείων, που κατά βάση είναι άλλοτε η υπερβολή, άλλοτε η χρήση του αντιθέτου και απαγωγή εις άτοπο κι άλλοτε η γενίκευση του ειδικού, ή η ειδίκευση του γενικού. Επίσης γίνεται ιδιαίτερα διακριτή η με ευθύτητα ειρωνεία που όμως παραμένει καλοπροαίρετη, ωστόσο όμως αμείλικτη. Επίσης γίνεται φανερή η ευρύτατη γνώση όλων των επιστημών της ...more
May 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are three kinds of substances: bodies, shapes, and shaped bodies. The soul, which is just a term for the principle of movement and rest, as well as of cognition, will be one of these three substances. Hence the principle of movement and thought will not be a body: because there are bodies which do not move of themselves and do not think. Likewise, it will not be a shaped body: because a shaped body is still a body, of which things are said, whereas it is not said of something else, insofar ...more
Scriptor Ignotus
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
"If then we must say something in general about all types of soul, it would be the first actuality of a natural body with organs. We should not then inquire whether the soul and body are one thing, any more than whether the wax and its imprint are, or in general whether the matter of each thing is one with that of which it is the matter. For although unity and being are spoken of in a number of ways, it is of the actuality that they are most properly said."

Here is Aristotle's biological treatmen
كنت قد قرأت كتاب النفس لابن باجة وهو من اكبر شراح ارسطاطاليس بعد ابن سينا وقد وضح علم النفس على منهج ارسطو
اعجبني مما جاء بكتابه قوله

من لا يوثق بأنه يعرف حال نفسه فهو اخلق ان لا يوثق به في معرفة غيره

أما كتاب النفس لارسطو فقد رأيته ممتعاً اكثر من كتب الشرح بل وابسط
الكتاب هنا من ثلاثة اجزاء الاول في مذاهب القدماء الرئيسية في النفس والثانية في تعريف النفس وطبيعتها وجوهرها وتركيبها واللوازم التي تتعلق بالاحوال التي تخص النفس بالذات والاحوال التي تخصها في الحيوان وحركتها ويصف النفس انها منقسمة فجزء من
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De Anima is filled with striking ideas: that the soul is the form of the body, that it is the body's "potential" or "capacity" and is only actualised in thought or action, that sense-perception receives the "forms" of things and not their "matter", that since everything is potentially an object of thought, and since the intellect is potentially any object of thought, the mind in some sense contains the universe. These ideas are delightful. As are Aristotle's similes. Ancient Greece must truly ha ...more
Víctor Galán
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En este importante ensayo el genio griego Aristóteles intenta definir el concepto de alma desde una punto de vista biológico y psicológico de tal manera que se aleja de las corrientes religiosas que sus antepasados tuvieron con este tema.
Evidentemente nos encontramos con una obra puramente especulativa donde lo que es real e imaginario danzan a sus anchas en una obra que perfectamente podría pasar por un libro de fantasía contemporáneo. La falta de descubrimientos científicos sobre la realidad
Bob Nichols
It was very difficult to engage this book (the writing is bad), but there’s an overall perspective that might be gleaned from it.* Aristotle describes three levels of soul, each with distinctive characteristics (plant–nutritive, animal-movement, and human-movement in thought). But underneath each the mission of life is the same. It’s to enable the body to survive and reproduce. Seen this way, today’s evolutionary theory adds a scientific basis to what Aristotle described over two thousand years ...more
Bob Nichols
Aug 09, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
De Anima is soul and soul is life and its capacity for self-movement. It stands in contrast to inorganic matter that is moved but does not move itself. Aristotle breaks down the soul into the nutritive faculty, sense perception, intellect and desire. These components of soul are arranged hierarchically so that plants are limited to the nutritive faculty, and animals are largely limited to the nutritive faculty and sense perception. Only humans have intellect and desire (intentional movement towa ...more
Sawsan Alotaibi
التقرير لاحقاً ان شاء الله

لكن التحقيق جميييييييييييل من نسختين انجليزيتين من أجود النسخ كما ذكر + مقارنة مع كتاب النفس لابن رشد اللي هو من هذا الكتلب + مراجعة على اليونانية من الأب جورج.

أقل الفائدة نطلع ببعض المصطلحات بدلالتها اليونانية
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Поразила широта взгляда для своего времени. Очень интересный подход к выявлению / опровержению докозательств.
Aristotle's De Anima was the primary text for the first part of my course on the history of philosophy: ancient philosophy. It is almost certainly composed of lecture notes by Aristotle and/or some of his more astute students. Its translation as On the Soul in English is likely to mislead, or at least to surprise, modern readers who have in mind the associations belonging to that laden word. For what we generally understand by 'the soul' is not that in which Aristotle is interested. In De Anima, ...more
Brian Schiebout
On the Soul or De Anima is a scientific treatise by Aristotle. My copy was translated from the Greek by J. A. Smith. On the Soul is Aristotle's study of the life giving force present in animals and plants. While it might be as easily called on the brain for its main focus it instead like the modern science calls itself the study of the soul or psychology. To begin his study of psychology Aristotle shows why the previous philosophers views of the soul were either completely irrational or inaccura ...more
Marawan Awad
و كأني أقرأ أحد كتب ابن سينا او ابن رشد تلميذي أرسطو المخلصان ....
لا أعلم هل كتبوا كتبهم على نحو ما كتب أرسطو؟ أم أن ترجمتهم و لأعماله أثررت على فهم كل من جاء بعدهم ... فصار أرسطو مرآة لأفكار هجينة بين أفكاره أفكار تلاميذه....

كتاب النفس يعد المرجع لعلوم السيكولوجي حتى القرن الثامن عشر حيث لم يكن هناك سيكولوجي من الأساس) ..... و هو أيضا من أمهات الكتب في الأبستمولوجي و فهم التفكير و الشعور و النفس و الانفعال و الوظائف الحيوية -ليس فقط للانسان بل للحيوان و النبات و الآلهة!


أعجبني من الكتاب المقسم ل
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اعجبني الكثر ولكن اكثر ما اعجبني قوله عن "التخيل"
لما كان التفكير مختلفا عن الاحساس وكان يبدو من امره انه يشمل التخيل من جهه والاعتقاد من جهه اخري ,فيجب بعد تحديد طبيعه التخيل ان نفحص ايضا الاعتقاد.
اذا كان التخيل اذن هو القوه التي بها نقول ان الصوره تحصل فينا وذا ضربنا صفحا استعمال المجاز لهذا الاصلاح فأننا نقول ان التخيل ليس الا قوه او حااااااااااااااله نحكم بها ونستيطع ان نكون علي صواب او خطأ والامر كذلللللللللك في الاحساس بالظن والعلم والعقل.
Regina Hunter
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not funny like Plato, but still quite entertaining.
Apr 24, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Book club!
Mar 21, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a huge fan. It seems like a whole lotta nonsense to me, but hey, whad-do I know?
Without a doubt, reading Aristotle in general and "De Anima" specifically is metal exercise. Although Aristotle has had a great influence over philosophy, theology, and other areas of study throughout the years, I do feel his influence is generally overrated and misguided. However, it is always a good practice to read his works and struggle over his thoughts to understand past and present. Aristotle continues to be one of history's great philosophers for the simple fact he was willing to ask que ...more
Zachary Rudolph
“We should not then inquire whether the soul and body are one thing, any more than whether the wax and its imprint are, or in general whether the matter of each thing is one with that of which it is the matter. ... Further, if the sense that perceives sight were some other sense than sight, the only alternative to an infinite regress will be that there be some sense that perceives itself. Why not let this be a feature of the first of the series?”
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The mind is responsible for the body (Plato). Aristotle would like to say that we can explain all bodily functions that do not require the assumption that there is another party other than the body which causes him to be alive.
When we think about the non-physical aspect (the mind), we think about a small aspect of our lives. This aspect think, aware but not all of our functions is responsible for the physical. Mental aspect could explain the difference in our animals. Our relevant explanation -
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aristotle provides a fair amount of modern insight with regard to the soul, which he sees as a physiological and mostly non-spiritual phenomenon.
Aristotle, to me, seems intuitively to touch on what consciousness is and the hierarchical evolution of consciousness through species (and I think unbeknownst to Aristotle, through time). He presents the soul as a hierarchy among species, where a more complex soul is dependent on certain necessary precursors. His presentation of the evolution of consci
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed De Anima much more than the Nicomachean Ethics. In this text, Aristotle puts forward a notion of the soul. The Soul, presented here, is much different than prior conceptions of the soul (including the Platonic notion). The first book of De Anima looks at the prior conceptions of the soul, and shows the error in those theories. This would seem to be where much of our information surrounding pre-socratic notions of the soul come from. Aristotle's soul is different from the disembodied be ...more
Anom Astika
Sep 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Empat hari empat malam ku habiskan waktu untuk membaca teks klasik yang terdiri dari tiga jilid ini. Itu pun karena aku harus menghadapi ujian lisan mata kuliah seminar buku ini di STF Driyarkara. Awalnya tak ku mengerti satu pun maksud dari kalimat kalimat yang terdapat dalam buku tersebut. Mau apa sebenarnya Aristoteles dengan buku ini. Lambat laun setelah mulai membaca dengan tekun bab pertama, sampai ke bagian pertengahannya, "Gila!! Inilah dasar dasar metode berpikir ilmiah". Mengapa karena ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back in late 2011 I decided to read back through the philosophical canon and to read some works I hadn't before and re-read some I had. I had not read De Anima.

It is one of those works which gives you insight into intellectual history, as many of the ideas proposed here had deep influence throughout our Western tradition, even if much of the science is incorrect. I enjoyed a few giggles even here and there.

This contains Aristotle's distinctions on souls and his discussion of the five senses and
Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
"El sentido, por su parte, es la proporción. Los excesos en lo sensible, en fin, producen ya dolor ya destrucción". (97).

"Tampoco inteligir, digo, es lo mismo que percibir sensiblemente: prueba de ello es que la percepción de los sensibles propios es siempre verdadera y se da en todos los animales, mientras que el razonar puede ser también falso y no se da en ningún animal que no esté dotado además de razón". (100).

Leyendo un libro de Historia de la Psicología para un examen leí que, teniendo
Andrew Ives
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is slightly misleading in two ways. Firstly, it appears to be 250 pages long, but only about 100 of which contain 'De Anima', and even those are interwoven with modern-day introductions, so I would estimate 75 of 250 pages by Aristotle. The first 120 pages consist of a super-lengthy introduction by the translator, which I found slightly long-winded and hard-going, albeit written exceptionally well. Many was the time I needed a dictionary to even half understand it.

De Anima itself is a
Steven Pennebaker
This edition is particularly good, with excellent introduction and notes by the translator.
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Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer: Aristotle's works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today contin
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“Que no existe ningún otro sentido aparte de los cinco 424b 22 —me refiero a vista, oído, olfato, gusto y tacto—” 0 likes
“si el alma se encuentra en todo cuerpo dotado de sensibilidad y si además suponemos que el alma es un cuerpo, necesariamente habrá dos cuerpos en el mismo lugar.” 0 likes
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