Space, Time, Matter, and Form : Essays on Aristotle's Physics

Space, Time, Matter, and Form : Essays on Aristotle's Physics

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Space, Time, Matter, and Form collects ten of David Bostock's essays on themes from Aristotle's Physics, four of them published here for the first time. The first five papers look at issues raised in the first two books of the Physics, centred on notions of matter and form, and the idea of substance as what persists through change. They also range over other of Aristotle's scientific works, such as his biology and psychology and the account of change in his De Generatione et Corruptione. The volume's remaining essays examine themes in later books of the Physics, including infinity, place, time, and continuity. Bostock argues that Aristotle's views on these topics are of real interest in their own right, independent of his notions of substance, form, and matter; they also raise some pressing problems of interpretation, which these essays seek to resolve.Hence the necessity is from a hypothesis, but not as a goal; for the necessity is in the matter, but that for the sake of which is in the definitiona#39; (200a7-15). ... At any rate, this model fits all the examples of necessity a#39;from a hypothesisa#39; that Aristode gives, both in this chapter and in the similar ... hypothetical necessity includes both necessitation by future goals and necessitation by antecedent circumstances.

Title:Space, Time, Matter, and Form : Essays on Aristotle's Physics
Author:David Bostock
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2006-02-16


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