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Aristotle and the Science of Nature
Unity without Uniformity

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  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521048040

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  • 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.

    • Offers a well-organized and accessible examination of Aristotle's philosophy of nature
    • Explores his philosophy in the light of the new departure in Aristotelian scholarship which shows him to be a systematic philosopher
    • Places Aristotle's thought in its historical context and looks at it in relation to that of his predecessors and successors
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    "...well focused and clearly written book."
    -Rosamond Kent Sprague, University of South Carolina, Ancient Philosophy

    "Falcon's book will surely stir up discussion. It is an important, provocative, and well-argued work that contributes significantly to the field. Scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates would benefit from giving it a careful and critical reading."
    -Scott Rubarth, Rollins College, Journal of the History of Philosophy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521048040
    • length: 160 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.256kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    Index of names
    Index of passages
    General index.

  • Author

    Andrea Falcon, Concordia University, Montréal
    Andrea Falcon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal. He is the author of Corpi e Movimenti: Il De caelo di Aristotele e la sua fortuna nel mondo antico (Naples, 2001).

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