A Note on Aristotle’s De Anima Α 1, 403a10-16


  • Orestis Karasmanis Universidade de Patras




Aristotle, separation, geometrical objects, soul


In this paper I discuss passage 403a10-16 from Aristotle’s De Anima. In this passage Aristotle deals with whether the soul could be separate from the body and presents an analogy with geometrical entities. This passage is highly obscure and it presents many textual difficulties. The interpretation I offer resolves the textual problems without requiring emendations to the text as many commentators suggest.


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How to Cite

Karasmanis, O. (2023). A Note on Aristotle’s De Anima Α 1, 403a10-16. Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 17(1), 139-146. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v17i1p139-146



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