Did Aristotle have a concept of 'intuition'? Some thoughts on translating 'nous'.

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2007
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Baltussen, Han
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Department of Languages - Modern Greek
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In this paper Baltussen proposes to review existing translations of 'nous' in Aristotle in order to show that translating it as 'intuition' is problematic. A proposal to find a new direction for interpreting the term is given, based on a richer understanding of the modern notion of intuition in cognitive psychology. The paper ends by adding some passages to the usual set which deserve further investigation.
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Baltussen, Han 2007. Did Aristotle have a concept of 'intuition'? Some thoughts on translating 'nous'. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 53-62.