Oct 25

Thinking the World: Aristotelian themes

Cowling Visiting Professor Michael Loux to give public talk. Enjoy lunch courtesy of Philosophy's Cowling Fund.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Leighton #305

Here is a synopsis of Professor Loux's talk:  Although Aristotle thinks that, in the biological arena at least, intellectual activity is unique to and distinctive of human beings, he never gives a straightforward answer to the question, "What is thinking?" He provides a number of different and seemingly unrelated characterizations of thought.  Do those characterizations add up to a complete and consistent theory?  That's the question we will try to answer in this lecture.

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