Chapter 18. The Aristotelian Psuchê

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Christopher Shields Fellow Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch18

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Shields, C. (2009) The Aristotelian Psuchê, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch18

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  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

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  1. University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • The Aristotelian Psuchê - Aristotle's middle way;
  • assumptions of hylomorphism;
  • Aristotle's psychological hylomorphism;
  • two arresting consequences of hylomorphism;
  • for soul–body hylomorphism;
  • unity of the soul;
  • concluding complication


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aristotle's Middle Way

  • The Background Assumptions of Hylomorphism

  • The Basic Theses of Aristotle's Psychological Hylomorphism

  • Two Arresting Consequences of Hylomorphism

  • A Concluding Complication

  • Note

  • Bibliography