Stephen Everson presents a comprehensive new study of Aristotle's account of perception and related mental capacities. Recent debate about Aristotle's theory of mind has focused on this account, which is Aristotle's most sustained and detailed attempt to describe and explain the behavior of living things. Everson places this account in the context of Arisotle's natural science as a whole, showing how Aristotle applies the explanatory tools he developed in other works to the study of perceptual cognition.
About the Author
Stephen Everson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He taught philosophy previously at Oxford (St Hugh's, Balliol, and Lincoln Colleges) and at Cambridge (Trinity College). He is the editor of three Companions to Ancient Thought, published by Cambridge University Press: Epistemology (1990),Psychology (1991), and Language (1994).
Table of Contents
1. Perception and its Proper Objects
2. Perceptual Change and Material Change
3. Proper Sensibles and Secondary Qualities
4. The Perceptual System
5. Perceptual Content
6. Perception and Material Explanation
Glossary, Bibliography, Indexes