Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.)

Definition:
Greek philosopher who wrote extensively on many topics, including psychological principles.
 
Background:
Aristotle represents the apex of ancient Greek philosophy and science. He made contributions to many fields including biology, cognitive psychology, behavioral psychology, sensation, perception, ethics, logic, anatomy and practical philosophy. His philosophy is very purposive, with everything in nature having a distinct purpose.
 
Related Terms:
Active reason

Associationism (Aristotle)

Common sense

Dreaming

Efficient cause

Entelechy

Final cause

Formal cause

Golden mean

Imagination

Law of contiguity (Aristotle)

Law of contrast

Law of frequency

Law of similarity

Laws of association (Aristotle)

Material cause

Passive reason

Rational soul

Recall (Aristotle)

Remembering (Aristotle)

Scala naturae

Sensitive soul

Unmoved mover

Vegetative soul

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