Plato's Philosophy of Science

Plato's Philosophy of Science

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by Andrew Gregory
     
 

ISBN-10: 0715629875

ISBN-13: 9780715629871

Pub. Date: 05/31/2001

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Seeking to reassess Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world, this book argues that many of the common charges against Plato (disinterest, ignorance, dismissal of observation) are unfounded, and that Plato had a series of important and cogent criticisms of the early atomists and other physiologoi. His views on science, and on

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Seeking to reassess Plato's views on how we might investigate and explain the natural world, this book argues that many of the common charges against Plato (disinterest, ignorance, dismissal of observation) are unfounded, and that Plato had a series of important and cogent criticisms of the early atomists and other physiologoi. His views on science, and on astronomy and cosmology in particular, develop in interesting ways. It also argues that Plato can best be seen as someone who is struggling with the foundations of scientific realism, and that he has interesting epistemological, cosmological and nomological reasons for his teleological approach.

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ISBN-13:
9780715629871
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/31/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.21(d)

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