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- DescriptionUntil the launch of this series over ten years ago, the 15,000 volumes of the ancient Greek commentators on Aristotle, written mainly between 200 and 600 AD, constituted the largest corpus of extant Greek philosophical writings t translated into English or other European languages. Over 30 volumes have w appeared in the series, which is planned in some 60 volumes altogether. In this, one of the most original ancient texts on sense perception, Philoponus, the sixth century AD commentator on Aristotle, considers how far perceptual processes are incorporeal. Colour affects us in the same way as light which, passing through a stained glass window, affects the air, but colours only the masonry beyond. Sounds and smells are somewhat more physical, travelling most of the way to us with a moving block of air, but t quite all the way. Only the organ of touch takes on the tangible qualities perceived, because reception of sensible qualities in perception is cognitive, t physical. Neither light r the action of colour involves the travel of bodies. Our capacities for psychological activity do t follow, r result from, the chemistry of our bodies, but merely supervene on that. On the other hand, Philoponus shows kwledge of the sensory nerves, and he believes that thought and anger both warm us. This is used elsewhere to show how we can tell someone else's state of mind.
- Author BiographyWilliam Charlton was formerly head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Edinburgh.
- Author(s)John Philoponus
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication24/06/2005
- Series TitleAncient Commentators on Aristotle
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight488 g
- Width165 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Translated byWilliam Charlton
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