The Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics

The Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics

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This 1999 book demonstrates a method for reading the texts of Aristotle by revealing a continuous line of argument running from the Physics to De Caelo. The author analyses a group of arguments that are almost always treated in isolation from one another, and reveals their elegance and coherence. She concludes by asking why these arguments remain interesting even though we now believe they are absolutely wrong and have been replaced by better ones. The book establishes the case that we must rethink our approach to Aristotle's physical science and Aristotelian texts, and as such will provoke debate and stimulate new thinking amongst philosophers, classicists, and historians of science.But such a case is entirely absent from Physics IV (and the Physics generally). ... Probably they were originally written soon after the Topics was completed, and not (except for the essay on time) much reworked later . . . most of the time theanbsp;...

Title:The Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics
Author: Helen S. Lang
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-09-24

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