By Maurizio Bisogno The philosophical psychology of Aristotle. Treaty on the nature of the soul. According to Aristotle the soul is “the actuality of a body that has life”. This short article will try to clarify the meaning of this statement. The idea that the soul is divided into several parts and faculties comes from Plato, the difference is that Aristotle’s theory is rooted in the study of biology. For Aristotle the “true essence of the soul is defined by its relationship with an organic structure”, p. 192, Kenny. “In the Phaedrus Plato imagines the human soul as a wingedContinue reading
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