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By Takatsura Andō

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I've got a lot excitement in writing a preface to Mr. Takatura Ando's booklet on Aristotle. except his intrinsic significance, as one of many 3 or 4 maximum of all philosophers, Aristotle is necessary on having given for lots of centuries the best impact in moulding the idea of ecu international locations. The language trouble has without doubt avoided him from workout greatly impression on jap concept, and that i welcome very warmly to listen to that Mr. Ando is ready to have his ebook revealed in Japan. i'm hoping it will likely be extensively circulated, because it needs to definite­ ly deserve that. W. D. Ross AUTHOR'S FOREWORD In publishing this booklet, i will not restrict myself of reminding the times and nights while it used to be written. In that period of globally insanity, Aristotle's philosophy used to be the one shelter in which my depressed brain may well come to existence. It was once written little by little below all determined circum­ stances in the course of the struggle time. My center was once set at the of completion of this paintings whereas the destiny allowed me to dwell. It was once approximately conducted through the top of the battle. Having no wish of survival, I buried my manu­ script within the earth, with no notwithstanding any expectance of a higher lot for it.

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Consequently, against the scholastic interpretation of St. Thomas and Brentano, we conclude that the clause about actual knowledge is an interpolation. " Since the verb remember takes the nominative plural form, "reason" cannot be the grammatical subject. Accordingly, former interpreters considered the subject to be ourselves, and argued whether the object should be the eternal action of active reason or its life before birth and after death. g. imagination. But then, the impassiveness of active reason, which is here deemed to be the object, would not be the ground why the subject of this memory does not remember the action of such a reason.

In De An. III. 1. c. 20 f. 171 a, says that the intellectw passibilu is the virtw imaginativa, but sometimes identifies it with the flirtw 1 Cf. Lib. 2 Sensible THE PROBLEM OF NOYI IIOIHTIKOJ: 23 the wolf as its enemy. Man is different from other animals in so far as he has a disposition towards a spiritual cognition. 1 He gains a habitual knowledge through the activity of intellectus passibilis, and through its combination with imagination and memory. The subject of this knowledge is not a spirit, but the intellectus passibilis.

Now l~tr; is an active power which is founded upon an actual thing; cf. p. 6, n. 6. As regards light, it is the function of a transparent medium. This medium is acted on by fire and colour, and acts upon the eye. Therefore, the active reason which is compared to light, would act upon the passive reason rather than upon the object. Brentano does not lose sight of this essential idea, we must admit. dnov nva, and diminishes the actuality of active reason. This is after all a distortion: cf. Brentano, op.

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