Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity without Uniformity

Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity without Uniformity

by Andrea Falcon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521048044

ISBN-13: 9780521048040

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Aristotelian scholars have argued that he regarded the natural world, and its study, as possessing a unique structure. This book examines Aristotle's philosophy of nature in this light. Claiming that the natural world exhibits unity without uniformity, it demonstrates that although he systematically investigated nature, Aristotle never forgot to recognize the

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Overview

Aristotelian scholars have argued that he regarded the natural world, and its study, as possessing a unique structure. This book examines Aristotle's philosophy of nature in this light. Claiming that the natural world exhibits unity without uniformity, it demonstrates that although he systematically investigated nature, Aristotle never forgot to recognize the limitations of natural science. Arguing that his claim led to the conviction that the heavens are made of a unique body, Andrea Falcon's book is essential reading for all students of Aristotle's philosophy of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521048040
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and conventions; 1. The unity, structure and boundaries of Aristotle's science of nature; 2. Bodies; 3. Motions; 4. The limits of Aristotle's science of nature; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index of names; Index of passages; General index.

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