The 2011 Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society
The 2010 Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society
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  • Perceiving Objects Book Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

    How can we explain the structure of perceptual experience? What is it that we perceive? How is it that we perceive objects and not disjoint arrays of properties? By which sense or senses do we perceive objects? Are our five senses sufficient for the perception of objects? Aristotle investigated these questions by means of the metaphysical modeling of the unity of the perceptual faculty and the unity of experiential content. His account remains fruitful-but also . . . Read More

  • DeGrootAristotlesEmpiricismBlackCover600 Aristotle’s Empiricism: Experience and Mechanics in the 4th Century BC

    In Aristotle’s Empiricism, Jean De Groot argues that an important part of Aristotle’s natural philosophy has remained largely unexplored. She shows that much of Aristotle’s analysis of natural movement is influenced by mathematical mechanics that emerged from late Pythagorean thought. De Groot draws upon the pseudo-Aristotelian Physical Problems XVI to reconstruct the context of mechanics of Aristotle’s time and to trace the development of kinematic thinking from Archytas to the Aristotelian Mechanics. She argues that . . . Read More

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