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

Author: James G Lennox
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Publisher-supplied data) In addition to being one of the world's most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. He was the first thinker to treat the investigations of the living world as a distinct inquiry with its own special concepts and principles. This book focuses on a seminal event in the history of biology -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle; Aristoteles.; Aristote; Aristote; Aristotle.; Aristoteles; Aristotle.; Aristote.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James G Lennox
ISBN: 0521650275 9780521650274 0521659760 9780521659765
OCLC Number: 43694261
Description: xxiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Divide and explain : the posterior analytics in practice --
Between data and demonstration : the Analytics and the Historia animalium --
Aristotelian problems --
Putting philosophy of science to the test: the case of Aristotle's biology --
The disappearance of Aristotle's biology : a Hellenistic mystery --
Are Aristotelian species eternal? --
Kinds, forms of kinds, and the more and less in Aristotle's biology --
Material and formal natures in Aristotle's De Partibus Animalium --
Nature does nothing in vain ... --
Teleology, chance, and Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation --
Aristotle on chance --
Theophrastus on the limits of teleology --
Plato's unnatural teleology.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: James G. Lennox.
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