The trilogy Forms of Representation in the Aristotelian Tradition investigates how Aristotle and his ancient and medieval successors understood the relation between the external world and the human mind. It gives an equal footing to the three most influential linguistic traditions – Greek, Latin, and Arabic – and offers insightful interpretations of historical theories of perception, dreaming, and thinking. This first volume focuses on sense perception and discusses philosophical questions concerning the external senses, their classification, and their functioning, from Aristotle to Brentano.
Juhana Toivanen (DSocSc 2009) is an Academy Research Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä. He has published widely on medieval philosophical pscyhology and political philosophy, including monographs Perception and the Internal Senses (2013) and The Political Animal in Medieval Philosophy (2021).
General Introduction Sten Ebbesen
Introduction: Sense Perception in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition Pavel Gregoric and Jakob Leth Fink
1 Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Individuation and Hierarchy of the Senses Katerina Ierodiakonou
2 Aristotle on Incidental Perception Mika Perälä
3 Sense Perception in the Arabic Tradition: The Controversy Concerning Causality David Bennett
4 Avicenna on Perception, Cognition, and Mental Disorders: The Case of Hallucination Ahmed Alwishah
5 Perceiving Many Things Simultaneously: Medieval Reception of an Aristotelian Problem Juhana Toivanen
6 Affected by the Matter: The Question of Plant Perception in the Medieval Latin Tradition on De somno et vigilia Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist
7 Autoscopy in Meteorologica 3.4: Following Some Strands in the Greek, Arabic, and Latin Commentary Traditions Filip Radovic and David Bennett
8 Brentano’s Aristotelian Account of the Classification of the Senses Hamid Taieb
Scholars and advanced students with a particular interest in the history of philosophy, the history of science, and the reception of Aristotle’s psychology.