Aristotle's on Generation and Corruption by Frans de Haas
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Aristotle's on Generation and Corruption
By Frans de Haas

Aristotle's on Generation and Corruption

Symposium Aristotelicum Book 1

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Aristotle's on Generation and Corruption by Frans de Haas

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Jaap Mansfeld and Frans de Haas bring together in this volume a distinguished international team of ancient philosophers, presenting a systematic, chapter-by-chapter study of one of the key texts in Aristotle's science and metaphysics: the first book of On Generation and Corruption. In GC I Aristotle provides a general outline of physical processes such as generation and corruption, alteration, and growth, and inquires into their differences. He also discusses physical notions such as contact, action and passion, and mixture. These notions are fundamental to Aristotle's physics and cosmology, and more specifically to his theory of the four elements and their transformations. Moreover, references to GC elsewhere in the Aristotelian corpus show that in GC I Aristotle is doing heavy conceptual groundwork for more refined applications of these notions in, for example, the psychology of perception and thought, and the study of animal generation and corruption. Ultimately, biology is the goal of the series of enquiries in which GC I demands a position of its own immediately after the Physics. The contributors deal with questions of structure and text constitution and provide thought-provoking discussions of each chapter of GC I. New approaches to the issues of how to understand first matter, and how to evaluate Aristotle's notion of mixture are given ample space. Throughout, Aristotle's views of the theories of the Presocratics and Plato are shown to be crucial in understanding his argument.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199242924
ISBN-10: 0199242925
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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