The Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics
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By (author) Helen S. Lang
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Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics by Helen S. Lang
Book DescriptionThis 1999 book demonstrates a method for reading the texts of Aristotle by revealing a continuous line of argument running from the Physics to De Caelo. The author analyses a group of arguments that are almost always treated in isolation from one another, and reveals their elegance and coherence. She concludes by asking why these arguments remain interesting even though we now believe they are absolutely wrong and have been replaced by better ones. The book establishes the case that we must rethink our approach to Aristotle's physical science and Aristotelian texts, and as such will provoke debate and stimulate new thinking amongst philosophers, classicists, and historians of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521042291
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen S. Lang
On the Eternity of the World (De Aeternitate Mundi), Hardback (December 2001)
In the fifth century AD, Proclus served as head of the Academy in Athens that had been founded 900 years earlier by Plato. This bilingual edition comprises Proclus's 17 arguments (II-XVIII) on the eternity of the world and for the existence of God.
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In this 1999 book, Lang establishes the case that we must rethink our approach to Aristotle's physical science and Aristotelian texts.
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