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Author Des Chene, Dennis

Title Physiologia : natural philosophy in late Aristotelian and Cartesian thought / Dennis Des Chene
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1996


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 426 pages) : illustrations
Series Cornell paperbacks
Cornell paperbacks.
Contents 1. Natural Change -- 2. Motus, Potentia, Actus -- 3. Form, Privation, and Substance -- 4. Matter, Quantity, and Figure -- 5. The Structure of Physical Substance -- 6. Finality and Final Causes -- 7. Nature and Counternature -- 8. Motion and Its Causes -- 9. Parts of Matter -- 10. World without Ends
Summary Physiologia makes accessible, for the first time in English, major themes of sixteenth-century Aristotelianism, the culmination of four hundred years of commentary and criticism. In his incisive and readable treatment, Dennis Des Chene supplies the Aristotelian background necessary for understanding the rise of modern science. Physiologia promotes a new understanding of the philosophical setting in which modern notions of scientific law emerged. Continuities and disruptions between medieval and modern philosophy are set forth in an intellectual context never before available
Analysis Physics Philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-414) and index
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Subject Aristotle -- Influence
Descartes, René, 1596-1650 -- Influence
SUBJECT Aristotle, 384-322 B.C. -- Influence
Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650 -- Influence
Aristotle -- Influence
Aristotle fast
Descartes, René, 1596-1650 fast
Subject Physics -- Philosophy.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Philosophy of nature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Philosophy, Medieval
Philosophy of nature
Physics -- Philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781501723711