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Aristotle's Physics and Its Medieval Varieties
     

Aristotle's Physics and Its Medieval Varieties

by Helen S. Lang
 

ISBN-10: 0791410838

ISBN-13: 9780791410837

Pub. Date: 07/01/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book considers the concepts that lay at the heart of natural philosophy and physics from the time of Aristotle until the fourteenth century. The first part presents Aristotelian ideas and the second part presents the interpretation of these ideas by Philoponus, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, John Buridan, and Duns Scotus.

Across the eight chapters, the

Overview

This book considers the concepts that lay at the heart of natural philosophy and physics from the time of Aristotle until the fourteenth century. The first part presents Aristotelian ideas and the second part presents the interpretation of these ideas by Philoponus, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, John Buridan, and Duns Scotus.

Across the eight chapters, the problems and texts from Aristotle that set the stage for European natural philosophy as it was practiced from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries are considered first as they appear in Aristotle and then as they are reconsidered in the context of later interests. The study concludes with an anticipation of Newton and the sense in which Aristotle’s physics had been transformed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791410837
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1992
Series:
SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy Series
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. Aristotle's Physics

1. Aristotle's Definition of Nature

2. Parts, Wholes, and Motion: Physics 7.1

3. Why Fire Goes Up: An Elementary Problem in Aristotle's Physics

4. Being On the Edge in Physics 8.10

Part II. Its Medieval Varieties

5. Aristotle and Philoponus on Things That Are by Nature

6. Albertus Magnus: Aristotle and Neoplatonic Physics

7. The Structure of Physics for Aristotle, Thomas, and Buridan

8. Duns Scotus: Putting Angels in Their Place

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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