A History of Western Philosophy: The medieval mind
A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.
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Thus that which is actually hot, as fire, makes wood, which is potentially hot, to be
actually hot, and thereby moves and changes it. Now it is not possible that the
same thing should be at once in actuality and potentiality in the same respect, but
Lowest of all are those that involve the sense organ's actually acquiring the
quality that is sensed. In touch, the hand that senses the cold of the water and the
back that senses the heat of the sun actually become cold and hot. On the other ...
We must therefore assign on the part of the intellect some power to make things
actually intelligible, by the abstraction of the species from material conditions.
And such is the necessity for positing an agent intellect [that is, an active power in
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