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ЗРЕНИЕ И ЗНАНИЕ В ФИЛОСОФИИ АРИСТОТЕЛЯ
VISION AND KNOWLEDGE IN ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY

Author(s): Sergey Avanesov
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Ancient Philosphy, Philosophy of Mind
Published by: Новосибирский государственный университет
Keywords: ancient philosophy; Aristotle; theory; knowledge; vision;

Summary/Abstract: In this article, I continue to study the problem of vision in connection with philosophical comprehension of truth in antiquity. I analyze the topic of the relation between knowledge and vision in the philosophical thought of Aristotle. I come to the conclusion that in Aristotle’s philosophy there is an obvious trend of optical understanding of the process of comprehension of the essence of being as a sight of its essence; the idea of knowledge as a vision of the truth and the notion of a knowledgeable person as the one who sees the real state of affairs; the doctrine of practical orientation of a good action as a contemplation of the ultimate goal by “eye of the soul”.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 382-394
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Russian