Echoes of Theophrastus’De sensibusin Books 4 and 1 of the AëtianPlacita

Jaap Mansfeld 1
  • 1 Utrecht University, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Janskerkhof 13, 3512 BL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Abstract

The hypothesis formulated by Usener and Diels that Theophrastus’ De sensibus is a crucial source of relevant sections of the Placita is insufficiently supported by the evidence. Of the fifteen Placita chapters dealing with sense perception and cognition, only a few are related to the treatise.

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