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Author Byrne, Christopher, 1953- author

Title Aristotle's science of matter and motion / Christopher Byrne
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Case against an Aristotelian Physics; Chapter 1: Motion and Change in Perceptible Objects; 1.1 The Common Attributes of Perceptible Objects; 1.1.1 Perceptible Objects and Physical Contact; 1.1.2 Perceptible Objects and Motion; 1.1.3 Perceptible Objects and Change; 1.2 Motion and Natural Motion; 1.2.1 Motion and the Definition of Change; 1.2.2 Motion and Place; 1.2.3 Motion and Inertial Motion; Chapter 2: Efficient Causality in Perceptible Objects; 2.1 General Principles of Efficient Causality
2.1.1 Efficient Causality Belongs to Physical Agents2.1.2 Causation by Internal Parts; 2.1.3 Transmission Model of Causal Agency; 2.1.4 Causation by Commensurate Powers; 2.2 Mechanics and the Laws of Nature; 2.2.1 No Action at a Distance; 2.2.2 Proportion of Change to Physical Contact; 2.2.3 Spatial Dissipation of Causal Influence; 2.2.4 Combination of Causal Powers; 2.2.5 Necessity of Prior Motion; 2.2.6 Proportion between Cause and Effect; 2.2.7 Like Produces Like; 2.2.8 Universal Application and Experiments; Chapter 3: The Material Causes of Perceptible Objects
3.1 The Definition of a Material Cause3.2 Perceptible Matter and the Division of the Sciences; 3.3 The Physical Requirements for Motion and Change; 3.3.1 The Substratum of Physical Interaction; 3.3.2 The Substratum of Locomotion; 3.3.3 The Substratum of Generation and Destruction; Chapter 4: The Material Elements and Prime Matter; 4.1 The Common Substratum of the Material Elements; 4.2 The Generation of the Material Elements; Chapter 5: Simple Physical Necessity in the Material Elements; 5.1 Simple versus Hypothetical Necessity; 5.2 Simple Teleological Necessity in the Elements
5.3 Simple Non-Teleological Necessity in the ElementsChapter 6: Simple Physical Necessity in Objects Made out of the Elements; 6.1 Simple Teleological Necessity in Perceptible Objects; 6.2 Simple Non-Teleological Necessity in Perceptible Objects; 6.3 Generation of Homogeneous Mixtures; Chapter 7: The Dual Nature of Perceptible Objects; 7.1 The Dual Nature of Physical Artefacts; 7.2 The Many Natures of Natural Substances; 7.3 The Difference between Natural Substances and Physical Artefacts; 7.4 The Unity of Natural Substances; Chapter 8: Matter and the Soul
8.1 The Soul as the Actuality of the Body8.2 The Soul and Efficient Causality; Chapter 9: The Role of Teleological Explanation; 9.1 The Limits of Teleological Explanation; 9.2 The Compatibility of Natural Teleology with Non-Teleological Necessity; 9.3 The Dependence of Natural Teleology on Non-Teleological Necessity; Chapter 10: Conclusion: The Independence of the Material Cause; 10.1 The Material Cause and the Substratum of Generation; 10.2 The Material Cause and Potentiality; 10.3 The Material Cause and Definition; 10.4 The Material Cause and Change; Notes; Works Cited
Summary <P>Although Aristotle's contribution to biology has long been recognized, there are many philosophers and historians of science who still hold that he was the great delayer of natural science, calling him the man who held up the Scientific Revolution by two thousand years.</P>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 30, 2018)
Subject Aristotle. Physics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1487519168 (electronic bk.)
9781487519162 (electronic bk.)