Aristotle’s Physics Book VI – Motion and Its Parts

By Jon|January 8, 2017|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle, Titles of Works|

  This post is “still” incomplete. Motion can be divided into species (Book V). But it can also be divided into quantitative parts. It belongs to science of nature to discuss quantitative parts because every mobile being is body. Chapter 1 – Movement, Time, and Space are a Continuum No continuum is composed of indivisibles. Every magnitude is divisible into magnitudes. Since whatever is composed of parts is a body and

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Aristotle’s Physics Book V – Motion and Its Kinds

By Jon|January 7, 2017|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle, Titles of Works|

Chapter 1 – Types of Change, and only subject to subject change is motion technically. what causes the motion, that which is in motion, that in which motion takes place (time), that from which, and that to which it proceeds. Accidental – musical thing walks, a thing becoming  white changes to a being of thought, Something belonging to it- an intermediate is a contrary with reference to its extremes…an intermediate

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Aristotle’s Physics Book IV – Measure of Mobile Beings (Place) and Measure of Motion (Time)

By Jon|January 7, 2017|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle, Titles of Works|

Place The definition of place as the innermost surface of a motionless body leads to four different distinctions: Common place – nearest container that is at rest relative to the body in question Proper place – is equal to the body in place, but its immobility can be purely formal, as part of the whole system contained within a common place. Natural place – suitable physical environment of a body.

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Aristotle’s Physics Book III

By Jon|January 7, 2017|Aristotle, Authors, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Physics of Aristotle, Titles of Works|

Change is the genus of motion/movement. Since movement is found in all of the categories, and since what is in all of the categories must transcend them, then movement transcends the categories and is prior. That leaves only potency and act to define it. A body in full act cannot move and neither is one in potency since is hasn’t started moving. So “insofar as it is in potential” indicates it

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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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