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De Anima: Notes

Book I Notes

  1. i.e. the complex of soul and body.^
  2. i.e. as presupposing the various sorts instead of being presupposed by them.^
  3. II. xxiii. 698.^
  4. 35 A ff.^
  5. Like the straight line, whose number is the dyad.^
  6. The triad.^
  7. The tetrad.^
  8. 404b1-6.^
  9. Phys. viii. 5, esp. 257a31-258b9.^
  10. i.e., so that what is moved is not it but something which `goes along with it', e.g. a vehicle in which it is contained.^
  11. sc. in which case the movement can only be `incidental'; for, as we shall see later, it is really the bodily organ of sensation that is then `moved'.^
  12. 35 A ff.^
  13. sc. but the mind in fact thinks or cognizes both.^
  14. sc. `and so a hindrance to its bliss'.^
  15. 406a30 ff., b5-8.^
  16. sc. `and so, be no unit'.^
  17. 408b33 ff.^
  18. e.g. Heraclitus, and Diogenes of Apollonia.^
  19. i.e. extended.^
  20. 402b25-403a2.^
  21. sc. `in a sense, i.e. so as to preserve its homogeneity in even its smallest part'.^

Book II Notes

  1. sc. in the sense of form.^
  2. viz. organized, or possessed of life.^
  3. i.e. instrument.^
  4. Being an artificial, not a natural body.^
  5. i.e. which states what it is to be an eye.^
  6. Though only potentially, i.e. they are at a further remove from actuality than the fully formed and organized body.^
  7. i.e. to the second grade of actuality.^
  8. i.e. to the first grade of actuality.^
  9. i.e. actuator.^
  10. i.e. it has nothing in it corresponding to a middle term.^
  11. iii. 12, esp. 434a22-30, b10 ff.^
  12. iii. 12, 13.^
  13. 412a7.^
  14. 413a23-5, b11-13, 21-4.^
  15. 413b32-414a1.^
  16. c. II. iii. 12. 434b18-21.^
  17. iii. 3, II. 433b31-434a7.^
  18. iii. 12, 13.^
  19. Cf. iii. 4-8.^
  20. sc. `which we shall see to be inseperable from nutrition'.^
  21. There is an unbroken current of the same specific life flowing through a discontinuous series of individual beings of the same species united by descent.^
  22. i.e. of itself.^
  23. i.e. the earliest most indispensible kind of soul.^
  24. 415b24, c.f. 410a25.^
  25. De Gen. et Corr. 323b18 ff.^
  26. Phys. 201b31, 257b8.^
  27. 416a29-b9.^
  28. viz. from ignorance or error to knowledge or truth.^
  29. iii. 4, 5.^
  30. 417a12-20.^
  31. Really, it is enough if it is perceptible by more than one sense.^
  32. 422b34 ff.^
  33. 421b13-422a6.^
  34. i.e. it has air incorporated in its structure.^
  35. 419b6, 13.^
  36. i.e. when those bodies, e.g. the strings of a lyre, are actually sounding.^
  37. De Resp. 478a28; P. A. 642a31-b4.^
  38. De Resp. 474b25-9, 476a6-15; P. A. 669a2-5.^
  39. Because of the felt likeness between the respective smells and the really sweet or pungent tastes of the same herbs, &c.^
  40. sc. `and so, as we have seen, a being assimilated to'.^
  41. De Gen. et Corr. ii. 2, 3.^
  42. 422a20 ff.^
  43. 421b3-6, 422a29.^

Book III Notes

  1. Cf. Phys. iii. 3.^
  2. i.e. that which is involved in the structure of the sense-organ.^
  3. The qualification seems to mean that the sense-organ may in other respects have other qualities. Thus the tongue can touch as well as taste.^
  4. i.e. as the being affected by the forms of sensible qualities.^
  5. Od. xviii. 136.^
  6. 404b8-18.^
  7. The reference is perhaps to E. N. 1139b15 ff.^
  8. For these three views, Cf. Pl. Tim. 52 A, Soph. A, B, Phil. 39 B.^
  9. i.e. a particular form in a particular matter.^
  10. 429a15-24.^
  11. Ch. 5.^
  12. In ch. 4.^
  13. i.e. it must be characterized actually by one and potentially by the other of the contraries.^
  14. C.f. 417b2-16.^
  15. i.e. the sweetness and the heat in a sweet-hot object.^
  16. 426b12-427a14.^
  17. i.e. as one thing with two aspects; cf. 431a1. 431a19.^
  18. i.e. the faculty by which we discern sweet and that by which we discern hot.^
  19. i.e. let the faculty that discerns sweet be to that which discerns hot as sweet is to hot.^
  20. i.e. that of sense-data.^
  21. This promise does not seem to have been fulfilled.^
  22. i.e. a tool for using tools.^
  23. Pl. Rep. 435-41.^
  24. A popular view, Cf. E. N. 1102a26-8.^
  25. All three being forms of appetite.^
  26. Cf. De Respiratione, De Somno.^
  27. Cf. De Motu An. 702a21-703a22.^
  28. 433b29.^
  29. 434b10-24.^
  30. 434b24.^

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