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Aristotle on Nature and Incomplete Substance

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ISBN-10: 0521533139

ISBN-13: 9780521533133

Edition: 2002

Authors: Sheldon M. Cohen

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This book examines Aristotles 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. A central example of the book interprets Aristotles essentialism as deriving from an examination of the kinds of unity that various sorts of things have: elemental motion, alteration, transformation and the growth of organisms. An important conclusion of this argument is that an…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Nature and things
Elemental motion and alteration
Elemental transformation and the persistence of matter
Living things