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Unformatted text preview: (example on page 32…”you perceive a big black barking dog…”) Dog is and “idea” When you connect the sensation in the right way there has to be some sort of finished product, which Aristotle calls an “idea” The essential attributes organize as an idea You can have really good senses, and not yet have understanding If we just had sensations, we wouldn’t be able to interpret what we were feeling Thinking about something is the opposite of making something. Aristotle’s Theory of the Mind : Sensations ↓ Ideas- nature, essence ↓ Judgements- link ideas into statements that are either true or false ↓ Inferences- link judgements into arguments (the way we reason) Dog (idea) ↓ This is a dog (judgement) ↓ This dog is mortal (inference)...
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- Fall '09
- Philosophy, sensations, big black barking