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Volume 47, Issue 3


Aristotle on Common Perception

Laura Papish
Published Online: 2014-07-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2013-0047


In his account of human perception in De Anima, Aristotle focuses on characterizing special perception and its objects. This focus, however, comes at a price, as Aristotle neglects to explain why incidental and common objects should also be called objects of perception. My goal is to reconstruct on Aristotle’s behalf a plausible account of why the commons can rightly be called objects of perception.

Keywords: Aristotle; Perception; De Anima; Perceptual Error

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Published Online: 2014-07-08

Published in Print: 2014-07-01

Citation Information: Apeiron, Volume 47, Issue 3, Pages 342–355, ISSN (Online) 2156-7093, ISSN (Print) 0003-6390, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2013-0047.

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