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Title Theory and practice in Aristotle's natural science / edited by David Ebrey.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index.
Contents Introduction / David Ebrey -- The 'matter' of sleep / Alan Code -- Are facts about matter primitive? / Jessica Gelber -- Blood, matter, and necessity / David Ebrey -- "And these things follow" : teleology, necessity, and explanation in Aristotle's meteorologica / Margaret Scharle -- Aristotle on the cosmological significance of biological generation / Devin Henry -- The two kinds of end in Aristotle : the view from the De anima / Thomas K. Johansen -- Two conceptions of soul in Aristotle / Christopher Frey -- Aristotle's architectonic sciences / Monte Ransome Johnson -- Varieties of definition / David Sedley -- Empty words / Sean Kelsey -- The scientific role of eulogos in Aristotle's Cael II 12 / Andrea Falcon and Mariska Leunissen.
Summary Aristotle argued that in theory one could acquire knowledge of the natural world. But he did not stop there; he put his theories into practice. This volume of new essays shows how Aristotle's natural science and philosophical theories shed light on one another. The contributors engage with both biological and non-biological scientific works and with a wide variety of theoretical works, including Physics, Generation and Corruption, On the Soul, and Posterior Analytics. The essays focus on a number of themes, including the sort of explanation provided by matter; the relationship between matter, teleology, and necessity; cosmic teleology; how an organism's soul and faculties relate to its end; how to define things such as sleep, void, and soul; and the proper way to make scientific judgments. The resulting volume offers a rich and integrated view of Aristotle's science and shows how it fits with his larger philosophical theories.
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Subject Aristotle.
Science -- Greece -- History.
Philosophy of nature.
Natural history.
Science, Ancient.
SCIENCE -- Essays.
SCIENCE -- Reference.
Natural history.
Philosophy of nature.
Science, Ancient.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Ebrey, David, 1978- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Theory and practice in Aristotle's natural science. Cambridge, Untied Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015 9781107055131 (DLC) 2015014844 (OCoLC)896863207
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