• Aristotle’s Physics Book VI – Motion and Its Parts
      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 […]
  • Aristotle’s Physics Book V – Motion and Its Kinds
    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, […]
  • Aristotle’s Physics Book IV – Measure of Mobile Beings (Place) and Measure of Motion (Time)
    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 […]
  • Aristotle’s Physics Book III
    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 […]
  • Aristotle’s Physics Book II
    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 […]
  • Aristotle’s Physics Book I
    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, […]
  • Outline and Definitions from Aristotle’s Physics
    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 […]