How the soul moves the body, and what is the origin of the animal’s motion

Ηow the soul moves the body and what is the origin of the animals motion

Ηow the soul moves the body and what is the origin of the animals motion

 

It remains, then, to inquire the way in which the soul moves the body, and what is the origin of the animal’s motion. For the ensouled, save the motion of the universe, are responsible for the motion of the rest, providing not to move by each other through bumping against each other. This is why all their movements have a limit; and so do the motions of the ensouled. For all animals are both movers and being moved for the sake of something, so that this is the limit of all their motion: the for-the-sake-of-something. Continue reading “How the soul moves the body, and what is the origin of the animal’s motion”

What the soul is

What the soul is

What the soul is

 

We say that substance is one of the genera of things (Aristotle’s ten categories), and that it is divided (as simple) into two parts: the one as matter, that which in itself it is not such and such a thing (for it is deprived of the form), the other as shape and form, according to which a thing when it receives its form is called a certain ‘this’; and thirdly (as compound) in the sense of that which is compounded of these. Continue reading “What the soul is”