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Aristotle's philosophy of biology : studies in the origins of life science

Author: James G Lennox
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Oakleigh (Australie) : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
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The papers collected in this 2001 volume focus on Aristotle's systematic investigation of animals.

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Named Person: Aristote; Aristote; Aristotle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Lennox
ISBN: 0521650275 9780521650274 0521659760 9780521659765
OCLC Number: 708552855
Description: 1 v. (XXIII-321 p.) : ill., couv. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Inquiry and Explanation: Introduction; 1. Divide and explain: the Posterior Analytics in practice; 2. Between data and demonstration: the Analytics and the Historia Animalium; 3. Aristotelian problems; 4. Putting philosophy of science to the test: the case of Aristotle's biology; 5. The disappearance of Aristotle's biology: a Hellenistic mystery; Part II. Matter, Form and Kind: Introduction; 6. Are Aristotelian species eternal?; 7. Kinds, forms of kinds, and the more and less in Aristotle's biology; 8. Material and formal natures in Aristotle's De Partibus Animalium; 9. Nature does nothing in vain...; Part III. Teleological Explanation: Introduction; 10. Teleology, chance, and Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation; 11. Aristotle on chance; 12. Theophrastus on the limits of teleology; 13. Plato's unnatural teleology.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: James G. Lennox, ...
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'Lennox does an excellent job of explaining what Aristotle's biology and philosophy of biology actually were'. History and Philosophy of Life Science

 
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