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Color, Transparency, and Light in Aristotle

In: Phronesis
Author: Sean Kelsey1
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  • 1 Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 100 Malloy Hall, Notre Dame in 46556, USA
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Abstract

Aristotle says that it is in the nature of color to impart movement to transparent media. Typically this is interpreted as implying that these media must be transparent (in fulfillment) before color moves them. I argue that this is a mistake.

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