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Aristotle on Nature and Incomplete Substance

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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521533133

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  • This book examines Aristotle's metaphysics and his account of nature, stressing the ways in which his desire to explain observed natural processes shaped his philosophical thought. It departs radically from a tradition of interpretation, in which Aristotle is understood to have approached problems with a set of abstract principles in hand, principles derived from critical reflection on the views of his predecessors. This is a major reevaluation of Aristotle's metaphysics that will interest philosophers, classicists, and historians of classical science.

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    "This book includes interesting discussions of substance, nature, essence, living things, artifacts, parts and wholes, and prime matter, to name just a few topics. Anyone interested in Aristotle's metaphysics and natural philosophy should read it." Choice

    "Sheldon Cohen has written a remarkably concise and interesting book on a rather neglected topic within Aristotelian scholarship; namely, incomplete substances and their role in Aristotle's physics and metaphysics." John J. Cleary, Ancient Philosophy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521533133
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Nature and things
    2. Elemental motion and alteration
    3. Elemental transformation and the persistence of matter
    4. Unity
    5. Living things.

  • Author

    Sheldon M. Cohen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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