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Author Symposium Aristotelicum (20th : 2014 : European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Delphi, Greece), creator

Title Aristotle's Physics alpha / Katerina Ierodiakonou, Paul Kalligas, and Vassilis Karasmanis
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Symposia Aristotelia
Symposia Aristotelia
Summary In this volume, 11 distinguished scholars of ancient philosophy provide a running commentary on the first book of Aristotle's 'Physics', a central treatise of the Aristotelian corpus that aims at knowledge of the principles of physical change. Along with the general introduction, the 10 chapters together comment on the entirety of the Aristotelian text and discuss the philosophical issues that are raised in it in detail. Aristotle is shown to be in dialogue with the divergent doctrines of earlier philosophers, namely with the Eleatics' monism, with Anaxagoras' theory of mixture, and finally with the Platonist dyadism that posits the two principles of Form and the Great and Small. Aristotle uses critical examination of his predecessors' views sat her basis for formulating his own theory of the principles of natural things, which are fundamental for the entire Aristotelian study of the natural world
Notes This edition also issued in print: 2019
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 11, 2019)
Subject Aristotle. Physics -- Congresses
Matter -- Philosophy -- Congresses
Motion -- Philosophy -- Congresses
Form Electronic book
Author Ierodiakonou, Katerina, editor
Kalligas, Paulos, editor
Karasman─ôs, V. (Vasil─ôs), editor
ISBN 0191868949
9780191868948 (ebook)