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On location : Aristotle's concept of place

Author: Benjamin Morison
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford Aristotle studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to explain as carefully as possible Aristotle's account of place given in the Physics, Book IV, Chs. 1-5. Also aims to rehabilitate it as a piece of philosophy, after many centuries of its being dismissed as inadequate. Discusses the importance of the concept of place to natural philosophy, including the role of so-called 'natural' places in the explanation of the natural motion of the elements.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morison, Benjamin.
On location.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001054557
(OCoLC)48221453
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristote.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Morison
ISBN: 9780191530135 0191530131 0199247919 9780199247912
OCLC Number: 405052166
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Conington Prize 2001 awarded by the Faculty of Literae Humaniores.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Places, Natural Places, and the Power of Place; 2. Being In; 3. Zeno's Paradox of Place; 4. Three Possibilities for Place: Matter, Form, and Space; 5. Aristotle's Concept of Place; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index.
Series Title: Oxford Aristotle studies.
Responsibility: Benjamin Morison.

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On Location is the first book devoted to a highly significant doctrine in the history of philosophy and science-Aristotle's account of place in the Physics. Ben Morison presents an authoritative  Read more...

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