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    De Anima by Aristotle
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (1): 155-156. 2017.
    This is the overdue replacement of D. W. Hamlyn’s somewhat dismissive 1968 translation and commentary of the first two books of Aristotle’s De Anima. Hamlyn hardly did justice to this foundational treatise of Aristotle’s science of living beings: not only did he mistake it for a treatise on “the” philosophy of mind, he also did not bother to translate the first book apart from two snippets. Shields’s replacement is entirely free from such vices. It provides a new translation and commentary on th…Read more
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    Index of Names
    with Dominik Perler
    In Dominik Perler & Klaus Corcilius (eds.), Partitioning the Soul: Debates From Plato to Leibniz, De Gruyter. pp. 301-306. 2014.
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    The Parts of the Soul (edited book)
    with D. Perler and C. Helmig
    De Gruyter. forthcoming.
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    Aristoteles' praktische Syllogismen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts
    Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 11 101-32. 2008.
    After a short description of the Aristotelian examples for practical syllogisms, the essay gives an overview of the interpretations of the practical syllogism since the 1950s. These interpretations can be divided into two main groups: while the first group connects the practical syllogism with practical thinking, the second, smaller group considers it as an illustration of the causal explananation of actions. The essay closes with some remarks on the reasons for these different interpretations
  •  4
    List of Contributors
    with Dominik Perler
    In Dominik Perler & Klaus Corcilius (eds.), Partitioning the Soul: Debates From Plato to Leibniz, De Gruyter. pp. 299-300. 2014.
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    Praktische Syllogismen bei Aristoteles
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90 (3): 247-297. 2008.
    This paper discusses Aristotle's notion of the practical syllogism. It is argued that the notion of ‘practical’ reasoning in the sense of reasoning which implies motion in one sense or the other is alien to Aristotle's philosophy of nature. All (at least in type) the relevant passages will be discussed. The outcome is that there are three different contexts in which it would be justified to speak of practical syllogisms: (i) human deliberation, (ii) the illustration of the triggering cause of an…Read more
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    Aristotle’s Model of Animal Motion
    Phronesis 58 (1): 52-97. 2013.
    In this paper we argue that Aristotle operates with a particular theoretical model in his explanation of animal locomotion, what we call the ‘centralized incoming and outgoing motions’ model. We show how the model accommodates more complex cases of animal motion and how it allows Aristotle to preserve the intuition that animals are self-movers, without jeopardizing his arguments for the eternity of motion and the necessary existence of one eternal unmoved mover in Physics VIII. The CIOM model he…Read more
  • Aristoteles' praktische Syllogismen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts
    Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 12. 2009.
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    Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Book VII, Symposium Aristotelicum
    Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 239-249. 2010.
  •  10
    Introduction
    In Dominik Perler & Klaus Corcilius (eds.), Partitioning the Soul. Debates from Plato to Leibniz, De Gruyter. pp. 1-14. 2014.
  • Thema der kleinen und bemerkenswerten Spätschrift des Aristoteles ist die Beantwortung der Frage ›Wie bewegt die Seele den Körper?‹, d.h. der Frage nach dem Auslöser der Selbstbewegung von Lebewesen. Dies beinhaltet alle gewollten oder auch ungewollten Akte der Selbstbewegung animalischer und menschlicher Organismen. Damit steht die Schrift in der Mitte zwischen der allgemeinen Bewegungslehre des Aristoteles und der in seinen früheren Schriften abgehandelten Biologie und Psychologie, auf die er …Read more
  • Aristoteles-Handbuch (edited book)
    Metzler. 2011.
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    Two Jobs for Aristotle's Practical Syllogism?
    Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 11 163-184. 2008.
    Among scholars it is common to assume that Aristotle’s practical syllogism does two jobs. It is often taken to explain both animal motion and human deliberation. I will call this the “two-jobs view of the practical syllogism”. In what follows, I will argue that the two-jobs view of the practical syllogism is not working. I will then try to give a very brief and incomplete sketch of how to conceive of a non-two-jobs view of the Aristotelian practical syllogism. Finally, I will discuss two possibl…Read more