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0418 - 原典:亞里斯多德《論靈魂》 Aristotle’s De Anima

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說到「靈魂」, 不知道你想到的是什麼? 是某種精神性的、非物質的存有? 或者你會把它關連到宗教? 亞里斯多德的《論靈魂》談論靈魂, 然而它不預設迪卡爾式的心物二元論, 也和宗教沒有關係, 它讀起來比較像是生物學。 亞里斯多德認為, 生物(a living thing)包含了身體(body)和靈魂(soul)。身體具有發展出生命(life)的潛能, 靈魂是一種使得身體之為其所是的形式(form)。任何東西若具有智能(intellect)、知覺(perception)、移動(moving)、或滋養(nourishment)的能力, 則它是活的、有靈魂的。亞里斯多德把靈魂當做是這些能力的管理原則, 在Book II & Book III對這些能力加以定義和分析。II 4討論滋養的能力。所有生物, 包括植物, 皆有此能力。它是去繁殖、食用食物, 以使生物攝取營養和保存生命。II 5 - III 2討論知覺的能力、五種官能、可感知的對象等。所有動物皆有知覺的能力。亞里斯多德在III 3引進了想像力(imagination), 它既非感覺也非思想, 但卻連結了二者。從III 4開始, 亞里斯多德討論心靈(mind)和思考(thinking), III 9 & 10討論移動的能力, 並涉及了自由和意志薄弱等議題。從III 4開始一直至文末或許是本書最重要的篇章, 亞里斯多德在這裡分析了理論推論和實踐推論, 時至今日, 其想法仍深深影響許多哲學家。 在這門課, 我們讀《論靈魂》這本書。When it comes to "soul," you do not know what you are thinking of. It is a spiritual, immaterial existence, or is it related to religion? Aristotle's On the Soul talks about the soul, yet it There is no preconceived notion of the Cartesian dualism of mind, which has nothing to do with religion. It reads more like biology. Aristotle believes that a living thing contains the body and the soul. The body has the potential to develop life, and the soul is a form that makes the body what it is. If anything has the ability to intellect, perception, moving, or nourishment, then it is living, soulful. Aristotle regards the soul as the governing principle of these abilities, defining and analyzing these abilities in Book II & Book III. II 4 Discuss the ability to nourish. All creatures, including plants, have this ability. It is to breed, eat food, so that biological intake of nutrition and save lives. II 5 - III 2 Discuss the power of perception, five functions, perceivable objects, etc. All animals are aware of the ability. Aristotle introduced imagination in III 3, which is neither feeling nor thinking, but linking the two. Beginning in III 4, Aristotle discusses mind and thinking, III 9 & 10 discusses the ability to move, and deals with topics such as freedom and weak will. From the beginning of III 4 until the end of the text, perhaps the most important chapter of this book, Aristotle analyzed theoretical inferences and practical inferences heretofore, and his ideas still affect many philosophers to this day. In this lesson, we read The Book of Souls.

參考書目 Reference Books

Aristotle, and Mark Shiffman. De Anima. Newburyport, MA: Focus/R. Pullins, 2011.
Aristotle, and Mark Shiffman. De Anima. Newburyport, MA: Focus / R. Pullins, 2011.

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上課時間 Course Time:Tuesday/7,8[H317]
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