appetition


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appetition

(ˌæpəˈtɪʃən)
n
a desire or craving directed towards a specific object, goal, or purpose
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Respectivamente o termo significa nestes trechos, para ficar somente na traducao de Rackham como exemplo, o seguinte: "[...] branch of knowledge, nature of knowledge, the study of ethics, appetition for knowledge, the knowledge of things, power of knowing the truth, knowledge, knowledge, faculty of knowing, a mark of knowledge, learning and knowledge e, por fim, activity of thought and mind".
Since every natural object that is not a homogeneous and simple substance but a complex and composite one must contain within it a ruling principle, for example in man the intelligence and in the lower animals something resembling the intelligence that is the source of appetition ...
(21) At the noncognitive level, appetition designates nothing other than the order of the subject to its perfection and natural activity.
"The primary meaning of 'life'," as Whitehead puts it, is not self-preservation, but rather "the origination of conceptual novelty--novelty of appetition" (102).
In using the terms voluntary and involuntary; Aristotle refers to one of three things; conformity with appetition, or with purposive choice, or with thought.
Fendt uses 'desire' interchangeably with 'eros', and never qualifies the scope of either: we shift between erotic desire and appetition more generally.
Also, organisms are "life-forms," where the "primary meaning of" the word "life," for Whitehead, involves the notion of "the origination of conceptual novelty--novelty of appetition." (140) Furthermore, at the end of the passage, Whitehead's emphasis on the notion of selective activity, implying "purpose" and "creativity," provides us with a clue which assists our overall project to construct a process-relational evolutionary cosmology.
"Naturalism," according to Rawls, "is the universe in which all relations are natural and in which spiritual life is reduced to the level of desire and appetition." Plato and Aristotle are guilty of naturalism, he argues.
the cytoplasm of a cell, novelty of appetition) (Epperson, 2004: 114).
sensory and perceptional: through sense cognition and appetition persons perceive, take interest in and interact with the sensible world around them; all human knowledge, whether sensory or intellectual, begins with sense perceptions;