Physics (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy
14 Reviews
Rather than being a listing of actual theories or experimental observations on the science of physics, Aristotle's Physics is more an exposition on the theory, methodology and philosophy of science. Central to the theme of the book is Aristotle's argument that the scientist must ready him or herself for a world in motion and change that is inevitable. Of interest to anyone engaged in the sciences, Aristotle's Physics is an interesting discussion on physics and the philosophy of science in general from the perspective of classical antiquity.
  

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User Review  - Ryan Cutter - Goodreads

A great read if you're into the history of discovery. I find it enamoring that someone was able to put so much thought into such a multitude of problems. Covering some pretty abstract (although now ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gayane - Goodreads

Well, this was a drag. I thought the main obstacle in reading Physics would be the book itself, well, considering that it's more than 2000 years old. But nope, the translation was the main problem. I ... Read full review

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Contents

Book I
5
Book II
17
Book III
29
Book IV
40
Book V
62
Book VI
73
Book VII
90
Book VIII
100
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Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians in 345 B.C., Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle's works were lost in the West after the decline of Rome, but during the 9th Century A.D., Arab scholars introduced Aristotle, in Arabic translation, to the Islamic world. In the 13th Century, the Latin West renewed its interest in Aristotle's work, and Saint Thomas Aquinas found in it a philosophical foundation for Christian thought. The influence of Aristotle's philosophy has been pervasive; it has even helped to shape modern language and common sense. Aristotle died in 322 B.C.

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