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For color, see 418a31–b2, 419a3, a9–11, a13–15; for sound: 419a25–27, 420a3–5; smell: 419a25–27; taste: 422a17–19, b2–3, b 16–17; touch: 423b12–20, b31–424a2. 10 Forms of sound: 420a26–b5; of taste: 422b10–15; of smell: 421a26–b8, of haptic qualities: 423b26–29, and—extremely superficially—the forms of color in 422b24. 7 3 Activity, Passivity, and Perceptual Discrimination in Aristotle 35 phenomenal qualities. Aristotle nowhere defines these kinds previously to the definition of sense perception as the capacity to take on perceptual forms without their matter in De Anima II 12 (424a17–24).
And the causal origin of the process of assimilation. 7 This explains how Aristotle can hold both (i) and (ii): as efficient cause the object of perception is fully actualized at the beginning of the process, whereas the actualization of its formal features is its result. 323) puts it, “about the very thing that brings it about”. This double role of the perceptual object does important work in the De Anima’s treatment of sense perception. The De Anima defines the capacity of sense perception by its correlate objects, the perceptual forms ( DA 415a14–22).