The Dynamics of Aristotelian Natural Philosophy from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century

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Overview

This book explores the dynamics of the commentary and textbook traditions in Aristotelian natural philosophy under the headings of doctrine, method, and scientific and social status. It enquires what the evolution of the Aristotelian commentary tradition can tell us about the character of natural philosophy as a pedagogical tool, as a scientific enterprise, and as a background to modern scientific thought. In a unique attempt to cut old-fashioned historiographic divisions, it brings together scholars of ancient, medieval, Renaissance and seventeenth-century philosophy. The book covers a remarkably broad range of topics: it starts with the first Greek commentators and ends with Leibniz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004122406
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/20/2002
  • Series: Medieval and Early Modern Science Series , #5
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Cees Leijenhorst, Ph.D. (1998), Utrecht University, is a Researcher at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy at the University of Nijmegen.
Christoph Lüthy, Ph.D. (1995), Harvard University, is a Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy. He is the Editor of Early Science and Medicine, published by Brill.
Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy.
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Table of Contents

Preface

The Tradition of Aristotelian Natural Philosophy. Two These and Seventeen Answers, Chritoph Lüthy, Cees Leijenhorst and Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen

Modifications of the Method of Inquiry in Aristotle's Physics I.1: An Essay on the Dynamics of the Ancient Commentary Tradition, Frans A.J. De Haas
Latitude of Forms in Ancient Philosophy, Richard Sorabji
The Sweetness of Honey: Philoponus against the Doctors on Supervening Qualities, Sylvia Berryman
Status and Method of Psychology according to the Late Neoplatonists and their Influence during the Sixteenth Century, Peter Lautner
The Aristotelian Foundations of Arabic Mechanics: From the Ninth to the Twelth Century, Mohammed Abattouy
Medieval Natural Philosophy: Empiricism without Observation, Edward Grant
Matter and Form in Thirteenth-Century Discussions of Infinity and Continuity, Cecilia Trifogli
The Notion of Dimensiones indeterminatae in the Commentary Tradition of the Physics in the Thirteenth and the Early Fourteenth Century, Silvia Donati
John the Canon on Time and Motion. A Case Study in Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and Early Scotism, Dirk-Jan Dekker
Space and Spirit in the Tradition from Aristotelian to Newtonian Science, Edith Sylla
Aristotle and Galen on Neutral Bodies. Perspectives on Aristotle's and Galen's Auctoritates in Late Medieval and renaissance Medicine, Timo Joutsivuo
Italian Aristotelianson the Debate over the Subalternation of Medicine to Natural Philosophy, Heikki Mikkeli
University Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy: The Decline of Aristotelianism? , David A. Lines
The Social Situation of the Study if Aristotelian Natural Philosophy in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries, Charles Lohr
Natural Science and Human Knowledge in Giordano Bruno's Comments on Aristotelian Physics, Leen Spruit
The Erosion of Aristotelianism. Confessional Physics in Early Modern Germany and the Dutch Republic, Cees Leijenhorst & Christoph Lüthy
The Aristotelianism at the Core of Leibniz's Philosophy, Christina Mercer

Bibliography
Index of Names
List of Contributors

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