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The Resource Aristotle's science of matter and motion, Christopher Byrne

Aristotle's science of matter and motion, Christopher Byrne

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Aristotle's science of matter and motion
Title
Aristotle's science of matter and motion
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Byrne
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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. They argue that Aristotle never considered the nature of matter as such or the changes that perceptible objects undergo simply as physical objects; he only thought about the many different, specific natures found in perceptible objects. Aristotle's Science of Matter and Motion focuses on refuting this misconception, arguing that Aristotle actually offered a systematic account of matter, motion, and the basic causal powers found in all physical objects. Author Christopher Byrne sheds lights on Aristotle's account of matter, revealing how Aristotle maintained that all perceptible objects are ultimately made from physical matter of one kind or another, accounting for their basic common features. For Aristotle, then, matter matters a great deal
Cataloging source
N$T
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Christopher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Matter
  • Motion
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Matter
  • Motion
Label
Aristotle's science of matter and motion, Christopher Byrne
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the case against an Aristotelian physics -- Motion and change in perceptible objects -- Efficient causality in perceptible objects -- The material causes of perceptible objects -- The material elements and prime matter -- Simple physical necessity in the material elements -- Simple physical necessity in objects made out of the elements -- The dual nature of perceptible objects -- Matter and the soul -- The role of teleological explanation -- Conclusion: the independence of the material cause
Control code
on1046084489
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487519162
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5hbnb4
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046084489
Label
Aristotle's science of matter and motion, Christopher Byrne
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the case against an Aristotelian physics -- Motion and change in perceptible objects -- Efficient causality in perceptible objects -- The material causes of perceptible objects -- The material elements and prime matter -- Simple physical necessity in the material elements -- Simple physical necessity in objects made out of the elements -- The dual nature of perceptible objects -- Matter and the soul -- The role of teleological explanation -- Conclusion: the independence of the material cause
Control code
on1046084489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487519162
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5hbnb4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046084489

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