Aristotle’s Physics Book II

By Jon|January 2, 2017|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle, Titles of Works, Uncategorized|

Book II, Chapter 1 – Nature is an intrinsic principle, art is extrinsic. In Book II, Aristotle tries to identify the means by which we explain change – causes. Definition of Nature: It is evident that self generating things have an intrinsic principle of motion and rest in them primarily and essentially, and not incidentally. If they do not have an intrinsic cause of their becoming something else, then they came

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Aristotle’s Physics Book I

By Jon|January 1, 2017|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle|

The basic idea in book one is to find out the number Chapter 1 – Natural Science Aristotle lays out his plan for the Physics, though it will only become apparent at the end of the book for the first-time reader. In chapter one (184b1-184b14) he claims we have science when we grasp things’ principles, explanatory factors, and have analysed out its elements. So we must start by determining principles

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Outline and Definitions from Aristotle’s Physics

By Jon|December 31, 2016|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle, Titles of Works|

Defintions Matter (I)- That out of which something comes to be and which persists in the result Nature (II) – an intrinsic principle of motion and rest which belongs to the thing essentially1)a part of the very constitution of the thing and primarily2)the differentiae peculiar to the species and not as a concomitant attribute3)its a freakish thing. Causes (II) – that on which something depends for its coming to be,

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