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AuthorAndo, Takatura. author
TitleAristotle's Theory of Practical Cognition [electronic resource] / by Takatura Ando
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1971
Edition Third Edition
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Descript XIV, 282 p. online resource


I have much pleasure in writing a preface to Mr. Takatura Ando's book on Aristotle. Apart from his intrinsic importance, as one of the three or four greatest of all philosophers, Aristotle is important on having given for many centuries the greatest influence in moulding the thought of European countries. The language difficulty has no doubt prevented him from exercising very much influence on Japanese thought, and I welcome very warmly to hear that Mr. Ando is about to have his book printed in Japan. I hope it will be widely circulated, as it must certainยญ ly deserve that. W. D. Ross AUTHOR'S FOREWORD In publishing this book, I cannot prohibit myself of reminding the days and nights when it was written. In that era of worldwide madness, Aristotle's philosophy was the only refuge wherein my depressed mind could come to life. It was written bit by bit under all desperate circumยญ stances throughout the war time. My heart was set on the completion of this work while the fate allowed me to live. It was nearly carried out by the end of the war. Having no hope of survival, I buried my manuยญ script in the earth, without however any expectance of a better lot for it


I: The Structure of the Soul -- 1. Soul and Body -- 2. The Problem of Nous Poietikos -- 3. Against Brentano's Interpretation -- 4. Solution of the Problem -- 5. Comparison with Plato's Thought -- 6. Parts of the Soul -- II: The Functions of the Soul -- 1. The Development of Functions -- 2. The Reference of Functions -- 3. Desire and Pleasure -- 4. Voluntary act -- III: Practice and Production -- 1. Practice and Production -- 2. Comparison with Kant's Theory -- 3. The Relation between Practice and Production -- IV: The Structure of Intellect -- 1. The classification of intellect -- 2. Doxa and Doxastikon Part -- 3. Practical Cognition and Theoretical Cognition -- 4. Practical Reason -- 5. Practical Wisdom -- V: The Practical Syllogism -- 1. Deliberation -- 2. Practical Syllogism and Productive Syllogism -- 3. Practical Cognition of Ends -- 4. Continence and Temperance -- 5. The Relation between Practical Syllogism and Productive Syllogism -- 6. Comparison with Kant -- Indexes

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