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First principles in Aristotle's psychology: the science of soul in De Anima 1

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This thesis analyses the method, purpose, and results of Aristotle's treatment of a select number of Presocratic and Platonic theses about the soul within the context of De Anima 1. Contrary to a prevalent interpretation of De Anima 1 which sees Aristotle's treatment of his predecessors' psychological views as dialectical, I argue that Aristotle treats his predecessors as having offered potentially viable hypotheses about the nature of the soul, and that these hypotheses ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:5321c889-bce7-4e4f-a3f8-860b286c3380
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ora:12172

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