Single Idea 8006

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 2. Psuche]

Full Idea

When Aristotle speaks of the soul we could very often retain his meaning by speaking of personality.

Gist of Idea

When Aristotle speaks of soul he means something like personality


Alasdair MacIntyre (A Short History of Ethics [1967], Ch. 7)

Book Reference

MacIntyre,Alasdair: 'A Short History of Ethics' [Routledge 1967], p.64

A Reaction

MacIntyre contrasts this strongly with Plato's dualist view. Famously Aristotle thinks the soul is the 'form' of the body, but this implies that he also includes the higher-level functions of the body. Soul is character?