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By Simon Noriega-Olmos

This ebook reconstructs the idea of signification implicit in Aristotle's De Interpretatione and its mental historical past in hisDe Anima. The research develops in 3 steps that correspond to the 3 components interested in each concept of signification: (1) the phonetic point or significans, known as cellphone by way of 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 by way of connecting the linguistic and mental facets of Aristotle's idea of signification.

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429a2). m, De an. 403a5 – 10),58 55 56 57 58 istotle. In the plural p²hgla is preferably used in the genitive pahgl²tym, and this form takes the place of pah_m, which is very rarely used (cf. De an. 403a11, 20; Hist. an. 486b5, 491a19, 634a36, b4). A paradigmatic example of the interchangeability of the terms p²hgla and p²hor is De an. 403a3 – 22, where pahgl²tym is clearly used as the genitive plural form of p²hg. m, De an. m, De an. 403a16 – 22). See also Eth. Nic. 1105b19 – 23 and Eth. Eud. 1220b12 – 14.

420b19 means strictly speaking expression of thought or cognitive affections of the soul. Yet, if vocalized sound is intended for communication purposes, as I will show, then we can say that vocalized sound is for the sake of communication. 42 ’Owe¸a (from the verb awe¼y : ‘to cover’, ‘to mount’ in reference to male animals) straightforwardly means: ‘covering’, ‘impregnating’. gOlik¸a (from blik´y : ‘to be in company with’, ‘to consort with’) means properly speaking ‘intercourse’, ‘company’ and by extension ‘sexual intercourse’; similarly pkgsiaslºr (from pkgsi²fy : ‘to bring near’) means ‘approach’ and by extension ‘sexual intercourse’.

703b7 – 8), which explains and elaborates on counter-voluntary motion. Second, counter-voluntary motion, insofar as it is accompanied by fear or sexual arousal (De an. 432b30 – 433a1), must be accompanied by a desire, for fear is obviously desire to avoid a pain and sexual arousal desire to achieve a pleasure. As we can see in De an. 432b27 – 433a3 the person suffering palpitation is in a state of fear, even if she chooses to behave bravely: b l³m c±q heyqgtij¹r oqh³m heyqe? e· d³ B j¸mgsir C 36 1 Vym¶ of achieving a prospective pleasure or avoiding a prospective pain.

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