51 de Anima III 1: is any Sense Missing? TIM MAUDLIN Introduction The latter half of the second book of de Anima is devoted to an examination of perception. Aristotle considers sensation in general in II,.5, the objects of sense in II.6, each of the five special senses in II.7-11, and returns to some general observations in II.12. The latter part of III.1 turns to the common sense, as contrasted with the special senses. Linking the investigation of the special senses with that of the common sense is a passage which presents some exegetical difficulties. This bridging section, 424b22 to 425a14, resists efforts to discover a valid and coherent argument, although one is tempted to believe it to be obvious what Aristotle is arguing for, even if it is obscure exactly what the argument is. I believe it is possible, however, that the traditional commentaries have mistaken both the construction and the intent of the passage. Not only is the argument as traditionally conceived formally inadequate, it is entirely non-Aristotelean in tone and outlook. To avoid these difficulties, I shall propose a reinterpretation which, if not itself entirely unproblematic, at least suggests a new approach to understanding the
Phronesis – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1986
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