The final chapters of Aristotle´s De anima and his De motu animalium connect psychology and physics to ethics in an intricate way.

I intend to show that the same connection exists in the work of Alexander of Aphrodisias and Ps.-Philoponus. However, they each have to address a different ethical debate than Aristotle, and therefore they each re-design Aristotle´s moral psychology to suit their needs. A good illustration of this phenomenon is their reception of crucial passages from De motu animalium.