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Headword: *qewri/a
Adler number: theta,214
Translated headword: theory, contemplation
Vetting Status: high
Theory/contemplation [is] more worth choosing than practice/action, [because] its activity has to do with what is more valuable; for action is related both to what should be done and to what depends on us, but contemplation concerns divine matters; and since it belongs to the most valuable part of the soul. In fact, intellect, whose activity [is] also theory, [is] the most valuable faculty of the soul.
Greek Original:
*qewri/a ai(retwte/ra pra/cews, to\ ei)=nai peri\ ta\ timiw/tera th\n e)ne/rgeian au)th=s: h( me\n ga\r pra=cis peri\ ta\ prakte/a te kai\ e)f' h(mi=n h( de\ qewri/a peri\ ta\ qei=a: kai\ e)peidh\ tw=| timiwta/tw| th=s yuxh=s gi/netai. timiw/taton ga\r o( nou=s tw=n th=s yuxh=s duna/mewn, ou(= e)ne/rgeia kai\ qewri/a.
Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 236.21-26 Wallies.
For theoria and praxis see also theta 215 and theta 216.
Keywords: definition; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 10 December 1999@17:50:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented and modified translation) on 30 November 2002@20:18:52.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 1 December 2002@06:25:12.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 1 December 2002@18:47:01.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 10 January 2004@00:19:42.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@06:25:51.


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