Aristotle's Physics Book I: A Systematic Exploration

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Diana Quarantotto
Cambridge University Press, Jan 11, 2018 - Philosophy - 302 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of Physics I, the first book of Aristotle's foundational treatise on natural philosophy. While the text has inspired a rich scholarly literature, this is the first volume devoted solely to it to have been published for many years, and it includes a new translation of the Greek text. Book I introduces Aristotle's approach to topics such as matter and form, and discusses the fundamental problems of the study of natural science, examining the theories of previous thinkers including Parmenides. Leading experts provide fresh interpretations of key passages and raise new problems. The volume will appeal to scholars and students of ancient philosophy as well as to specialists working in the fields of philosophy and the history of science.
 

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Contents

The Role Structure and Status of Aristotles Physics I
1
Physics I1
41
Physics I2
60
Physics I3
82
Physics I4
106
Physics I5
130
Physics I6
154
Physics I7
178
Physics I8
206
Physics I9
226
Physics Book I
246
References
265
Index locorum
272
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Diana Quarantotto is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Sapienza Universit di Roma. Her work focuses on Aristotle's physics, metaphysics and biology, and she is the author of Causa finale, sostanza, essenza in Aristotele (2005) and L'universo senza spazio. Aristotele e la teoria del luogo (2017).

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