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 ebook on Aristotle. except his intrinsic value, as one of many 3 or 4 maximum of all philosophers, Aristotle is critical on having given for lots of centuries the best impression in moulding the idea of ecu nations. The language hassle has doubtless avoided him from workout greatly impact on eastern idea, and that i welcome very warmly to listen to that Mr. Ando is set to have his publication revealed in Japan. i'm hoping it will likely be greatly circulated, because it needs to convinced­ ly deserve that. W. D. Ross AUTHOR'S FOREWORD In publishing this e-book, i will not limit myself of reminding the times and nights whilst it was once written. In that period of globally insanity, Aristotle's philosophy was once the single shelter in which my depressed brain may perhaps come to existence. It was once written little by little lower than all determined circum­ stances through the warfare time. My center used to be set at the of entirety of this paintings whereas the destiny allowed me to reside. It was once approximately conducted via the top of the struggle. Having no wish of survival, I buried my manu­ script within the earth, with out even though any expectance of a higher lot for it.

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8. 'l31 b 22; cf. 'l. 'l29 a 17; 429 b 30. THE STRUCTURE OF THE SOUL 30 sensation rather than for the awaking of the first universal thought. Among those who also take the vov~ not'f}Ttx6~ as the spirit which is separate from human nature, Renan found this theory to have a considerable resemblance to the view of Malebranche. 1 He could not find the theory compatible with the general spirit of the Peripatetic philosophy, and was compelled to assign it to another thinker. Aristotle might, he thought, have borrowed it from Anaxagoras, taking, however, little care about the contradiction that might result between this theory and the Analytica or even the De Anima.

4 We cannot expect the survival of pure spirit or the highest happiness in another life, because our individual personalities cease to exist with death. 5 De An. III. 5. c. 36. 179 b. 6 Ibid. 7 De An. III. 5. c. 36. 180 a. 8 De An. Beatitud. c. 4. and 5. 9 Opuscul XV. De unitate intellectua contra Averroistas. THE PROBLEM OF NOYl: IIOIHTIKOl: 25 tius. According to him, not only the intellectus agens, but also what he terms the intellectus possibilis1 is something immaterial, and the latter as well as the former belongs to human nature.

Cp rwl. Further, o1l yd(! , De An. III. 5. : dll' ovx (j' ov voei... dvov dOavarov "al dtclwv. e. e. human reason), it enjoys the good not just in this or in that period, but the best in the whole. 1 De An. III. 4. 430 a 5. 2 Brentano, op. cit. 182. De Corte also follows this interpretation: cf. 'intelligence chez Aristote, 65, 69; cf. also Nuyens's criticism on this point. op. cit. 33 f. ore 42 THE STRUCTURE OF THE SOUL being only when it is separated would obviously have to be in the state of combination with the body till then.

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