Aristotle's theory of practical cognition by Takatsura Andō
By Takatsura Andō
I've got a lot excitement in writing a preface to Mr. Takatura Ando's booklet on Aristotle. except his intrinsic significance, as one of many 3 or 4 maximum of all philosophers, Aristotle is critical on having given for plenty of centuries the best impact in moulding the concept of ecu nations. The language hassle has doubtless avoided him from exercise a great deal impression on jap concept, and that i welcome very warmly to listen to that Mr. Ando is ready to have his e-book published in Japan. i'm hoping will probably be greatly circulated, because it needs to definite ly deserve that. W. D. Ross AUTHOR'S FOREWORD In publishing this ebook, i will not limit myself of reminding the times and nights whilst it used to be written. In that period of globally insanity, Aristotle's philosophy used to be the single safe haven in which my depressed brain may perhaps come to existence. It used to be written little by little lower than all determined circum stances through the struggle time. My middle was once set at the final touch of this paintings whereas the destiny allowed me to stay. It was once approximately conducted via the tip of the conflict. Having no wish of survival, I buried my manu script within the earth, with out besides the fact that any expectance of a higher lot for it.
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Not only to active reason, but also to reason in general. It follows therefore that the subject of this sentence must be human reason in general. Thus, according to their interpretation, this chapter treats at first the active and the potential reason (450a 10-19), then turns to the opposition between actual knowledge and potential knowledge or human reason (19-22), and finally returns to the problem of human reason in general. But it is far from being divine thinking. Thus t'l 'twL Xp6'1lJ) corresponds to t'l 't"lJ)8!
Why then should such a faculty be active, while imagination is passive? Isn't reason in the proper sense, from which these faculties get the name of reason, man's receptive reason? Which of the two acts more directly upon receptive reason? Is it not imagination directly, and active reason only indirectly? Brentano admits that imagination is acted upon by active reason. Then it is evident that active reason is called reason only through being related to human reason, but never until then and by itself.
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