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Lecture no. 9: Caston on Alexander of Aphrodisias on Phantasia

Abstract

Alexander of Aphrodisias' writings have been accused of being syncretic, confused and bordering on incoherence. Professor Victor Caston (University of Michigan) argues that this is not the case and gives a talk on how Alexander's view of phantasia (a kind of mental representation) is supposed to be understood.

Even though Alexander's account on phantasia is rather close to that of Aristotle's, it differs and comes with some important innovations. Caston elucidates these innovations and also looks at truth and falsehood in regard to phantasia.

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