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Aristotle on How Animals Move
The De incessu animalium: Text, Translation, and Interpretative Essays

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Andrea Falcon, Panos Dimas, Klaus Corcilius, Stasinos Stavrianeas, Christopher Frey, Timothy Clarke, Spyridon Rangos, Sarah Ruth Jansen, Pantelis Golitsis
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  • Date Published: September 2021
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108491334

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  • The De incessu animalium forms an integral part of Aristotle's biological corpus but is one of the least studied Aristotelian works both by ancient and modern interpreters. Yet it is a treatise where we can see, with some clarity and detail, Aristotle's methodology at work. This volume contains a new critical edition of the Greek text, an English translation, and nine in-depth interpretative essays. A general introduction that focuses on the explanatory strategies adopted by Aristotle in the De incessu animalium plus a historical essay on the reception of this work in antiquity and beyond open the volume. No other work of this kind has been published in any modern language.

    • Provides a new critical edition of the Greek text based on a full inspection of the Greek manuscripts as well as a new English translation
    • The interpretative essays provide an in-depth discussion of all the philosophical issues raised by the treatise
    • The Introduction and historical essays provide a good starting guide to Aristotle's biology
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    • Date Published: September 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108491334
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Explanatory Strategies in the De incessu animalium Andrea Falcon
    2. The Reception of the De incessu animalium Andrea Falcon
    Part II. Greek Text and Translation: Part III. Interpretative Essays:
    3. De incessu animalium 1–3: The Theoretical Framework and the Beginning of the Actual Investigation Andrea Falcon
    4. De incessu animalium 4: Aristotle's Conception of Dimension Panos Dimas
    5. De incessu animalium 5–6: The Architecture of Locomotive Bodies Klaus Corcilius
    6. De incessu animalium 7–8: Number and Distribution of Feet in Animal Progression Stasinos Stavrianeas
    7. De incessu animalium 9: Aristotle's Mathematical Kinesiology: The Case of Bending Christopher Frey
    8. De incessu animalium 10–11: Flight and Two-Footedness Timothy Clarke
    9. De incessu animalium 12–13: Limb-Bending and Natural Teleology Spyridon Rangos
    10. De incessu animalium 14–15: Teleology Across Kinds Sarah Ruth Jansen
    11. De incessu animalium 16–19: The Motion of Many-Footed Animals and Cases of Peculiar Motion in Water Pantelis Golitsis.

  • Editors

    Andrea Falcon, Concordia University, Montréal
    ANDREA FALCON is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Departments at Concordia University, Montréal, and Università degli Studi di Milano Statale. He is the author of several books on Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition, including Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity without Uniformity (Cambridge, 2005), Aristotelianism in the First Century BC: Xenarchus of Seleucia (Cambridge, 2011) and, coedited with David Lefebvre, Aristotle's Generation of Animals: A Critical Guide (Cambridge, 2017).

    Stasinos Stavrianeas, University of Patras, Greece
    STASINOS STAVRIANEAS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Patras. He specializes in Aristotle's natural philosophy, biology and metaphysics and is the author of a Modern Greek translation and commentary of Aristotle's Parts of Animals (2019) and is currently preparing a similar edition of Aristotle's Generation of Animals.

    With contributions by

    Pantelis Golitsis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki


    Andrea Falcon, Panos Dimas, Klaus Corcilius, Stasinos Stavrianeas, Christopher Frey, Timothy Clarke, Spyridon Rangos, Sarah Ruth Jansen, Pantelis Golitsis

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