Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

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Clarendon Press, Dec 13, 2001 - Literary Collections - 516 pages
R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings through more than a thousand years to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era. He examines ways in which the Ancient Greeks dealt with questions about how and why things happen as and when they do, about the basic constitution and structure of things, about function and purpose, laws of nature, chance, coincidence, and responsibility.

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R. J. Hankinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.

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