By Simon Noriega-Olmos

ISBN-10: 311028765X

ISBN-13: 9783110287653

This e-book reconstructs the idea of signification implicit in Aristotle's De Interpretatione and its mental historical past in hisDe Anima. The learn develops in 3 steps that correspond to the 3 components keen on each concept of signification: (1) the phonetic point or significans, known as mobile via Aristotle, (2) the significatum, i. e. what the phonetic fabric stands for, and (3) the relation among significans and significatum. This paintings breaks new floor via connecting the linguistic and mental facets of Aristotle's idea of signification.

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43 40 The organs used for the production of vocalized sound and the air they inhale can be used, in Aristotle’s view, in two ways: on the one hand, the inhaled air and the whole respiratory system contribute to the vital and necessary maintenance of internal warmth (De an. 420b20 – 21), which is particularly required by the region around the heart (De an. 420b24 – 27, cf. Resp. ). On the other hand, the very same organs and air have a secondary function, i. e. vocalized sound and communication, a function which is not for the sake of satisfying a vital necessity but for the sake of the animal’s well-being (De an.

T¹ let± xºvou cimºlemom. 5lxovom v¸kgla. (ii) Suda 1084, 1: 7Elxovom v¸kgla t¹ let± xºvou cimºlemom. (iii) Anthologia Graeca 5, epigram 244, 1: Lajq± [scilicet v¸kgla] vike? Cak²teia ja· 5lxova, lakhaj± Dgl¾. (iv) Posidonius Frag. r rp¹ sjºtor aqkoul´moir. According to these testimonies 5lxovom has two meanings, one found in (1) i-iii, the other in (2) iv: (1) ‘sounding’ in the sense that something (e. g. a kiss) is brought about in such a way that it produces a concomitant sound, although that something (e.

Nic. m, see also 1139a23 and Eth. Eud. 1226b17. kk’ C b¸ô, De an. 432b15 – 17, see also 433b27 – 30 and cf. De motu an. 700b15 – 19, 702a15 – 21. Voluntary motion in De motu an. is (i) a motion for the sake of something, (ii) a motion that implies desire and an object of desire, and (iii) it is commanded by a cognitive capacity, e. g. vamtas¸a (De an. 433a9 – 11). 78 Nussbaum (1978, 381 – 382) points out that Torraca and Foster in their editions, and Michael Ephesius in his commentary, take oqhem¹r c±q to¼tym juq¸a "pk_r 1stim ouh’ B vamtas¸a ouh’ B eqenir (De motu an.

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