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Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy

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Form, Intellect and Teleology in Aristotelian Doctrine of Truth

Kosykhin Vitaliy G., Saratov State University

The article examines the classical Aristotelian concept of truth as the correspondence of knowledge knowable subject. Under this concept, the complex structure of the truth as consisting of logical, causal and metaphysical aspects is demonstrated. The concept of truth is revealed through analysis of the relationship of these aspects within a holistic picture of philosophy of Aristotle. The connection of truth with the categories of logic, the notion of essence as unity of matter and form, with the teachings of Aristotle about the mind and God’s mind is emphasized. The article criticizes the views of F. Br entano, his analytical approach to the Aristotelian notion of truth. The meaning of the causal and teleological conceptions for understanding the place of truth in Aristotle’s philosophy is identified.

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