Aristotle and modern cognitive psychology and neuroscience: An analysis of similarities and differences

James M. Stedman

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Abstract

Aristotle extended his hylomorphic theory of reality to formulate an account of human psychology. This essay examines parallels and differences between Aristotle's account and that of modern day cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Most similarities appear to exist in the areas of sensation, perception, and memory; however, at the levels of higher cognitive functioning, Aristotle would assert the need for a dualist ontology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Mind and Behavior
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Aristotle
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Dualism
  • Neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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