Philoponus: On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 2

Philoponus: On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 2

by John Philoponus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0715637886

ISBN-13: 9780715637883

Pub. Date: 05/21/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Posterior Analytics contains Aristotle's Philosophy of Science. In Book 2, Aristotle asks how the scientist discovers what sort of loss of light constitutes lunar eclipse. The scientist has to discover that the moon's darkening is due to the earth's shadow. Once that defining explanation is known the scientist possesses the full scientific concept of

Overview

The Posterior Analytics contains Aristotle's Philosophy of Science. In Book 2, Aristotle asks how the scientist discovers what sort of loss of light constitutes lunar eclipse. The scientist has to discover that the moon's darkening is due to the earth's shadow. Once that defining explanation is known the scientist possesses the full scientific concept of lunar eclipse and can use it to explain other necessary features of the phenomenon. The present commentary, arguably misascribed to Philoponus, offers some interpretations of Aristotle that are unfamiliar nowadays. For example, the scientific concept of a human is acquired from observing particular humans and repeatedly receiving impressions in the sense image or percept and later in the imagination. The impressions received are not only of particular distinctive characteristics, like paleness, but also of universal human characteristics, like rationality. Perception can thus in a sense apprehend universal qualities in the individual as well as particular ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715637883
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/21/2009
Series:
Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Textual Emendations TRANSLATION Notes Bibliography English-Greek Glossary Greek-English Index Index of Passages Cited Subject Index

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