Tag: Active Intellect


  • Perceiving that We Perceive

    - L. A. Kosman, “Perceiving that We Perceive,” Philosophical Review, 1975.
    Excerpt: “In the opening sections of on the soul, Aristotle presents an account of what appears to be a mode of perceptual self consciousness, the awareness on our part that we are, when seeing or hearing, for example, seeing or hearing. I shall 1st… More
  • The Aporematic Approach to Primary Being in Metaphysics Z

    - Alan Code, "The Aporematic Approach to Primary Being in Metaphysics Z ” Journal of Philosophy, 1982.
    Excerpt: “Philosophy begins in wonder, or astonishment. We start out by wondering about problems that are ‘there,’ ready at hand for us as human beings. The natural response is flight from ignorance. Ignorance is simply the privatization of… More
  • Aristotle: The Desire to Understand

    - Lear, J. Aristotle: The Desire to Understand, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
    Excerpt: “Aristotle’s Metaphysics begins: ‘All men by nature desire to know. And indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of… More