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Aristotle's theory of practical cognition by Takatsura Andō

By Takatsura Andō

I've got a lot excitement in writing a preface to Mr. Takatura Ando's booklet on Aristotle. except his intrinsic significance, as one of many 3 or 4 maximum of all philosophers, Aristotle is critical on having given for lots of centuries the best effect in moulding the concept of ecu international locations. The language trouble has doubtless avoided him from exercise greatly impression on eastern concept, and that i welcome very warmly to listen to that Mr. Ando is set to have his publication revealed in Japan. i'm hoping will probably be commonly circulated, because it needs to sure­ ly deserve that. W. D. Ross AUTHOR'S FOREWORD In publishing this e-book, i can't limit myself of reminding the times and nights whilst it used to be written. In that period of globally insanity, Aristotle's philosophy was once the single safe haven in which my depressed brain may come to lifestyles. It was once written little by little less than all determined circum­ stances through the conflict time. My center was once set at the finishing touch of this paintings whereas the destiny allowed me to dwell. It used to be approximately conducted by means of the tip of the battle. Having no wish of survival, I buried my manu­ script within the earth, with out although any expectance of a higher lot for it.

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2. 567 ff. Ibid. 441 n. 3. Ibid. 443 n. 4. THE STRUCTURE OF THE SOUL something material, and so censures Trendelenburg charging that he altered in this respect the theory of Aristotle. 12s Thus Brentano criticizes Zeller so severely as to judge his interpretation a queer misunderstanding without any merit. But the criticism seems to be somewhat party-spirited and even suspicious of ill feeling. That it is quite unreasonable, we shall explain, examining the difficulties point by point. 3. Against Brentano's Interpretation To begin with, let us, as a radical opposition to our interpretation, take up and examine Brentano's theory, which is on the traditional line of St.

1 57 Thus understood, that which reDe An. I. 4. 408 b 29; Etk. Nic. X. 7. lin a 15; b 30. Etk. Nic. X. 7. lin a 13-17; lin b 26-I178 a 3; Met. XII. 10. 1075 a I1-I5. De Corte argues that as the active reason is said to be in the soul, if it were assumed to be the subject of eternal thinking, there must be human thinking which is eternal and continues without interruption (op. cit. 66). We admit that Aristotle's statement at issue implies the immanence of the active reason to the (human) soul. But this does not rule out the possibility for the active reason to be sometimes separate from the human soul.

LOO - As to whether Brentano's criticism is right or not, we shall see later. Turning to modern interpreters, let us take up at first Trendelenburg. 102 But sometimes it lies beyond the other functions of man, and rules them: in this case, it is called vou~ 1toL71·nx6~. vou~ 1toc671'nx6~ is that which puts together all the lower faculties that are necessary for the cognition of a thing. It is called vou~ 1toc671'nx6~ because on the one hand, it is completed by the vou~ 1tOL71't'LX6c;, and on the other hand, it is acted upon by the object of thought.

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