Aristotles On Generation and Corruption I Book 1: Symposium Aristotelicum

Hardcover | October 5, 2004

EditorFrans de Haas, Jaap Mansfeld

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Jaap Mansfeld and Frans de Haas bring together in this volume a distinguished international team of ancient philosophers, presenting a systematic, chapter-by-chapter study of one of the key texts in Aristotle's science and metaphysics: the first book of On Generation and Corruption.In GC I Aristotle provides a general outline of physical processes such as generation and corruption, alteration, and growth, and inquires into their differences. He also discusses physical notions such as contact, action and passion, and mixture. These notions are fundamental to Aristotle's physicsand cosmology, and more specifically to his theory of the four elements and their transformations. Moreover, references to GC elsewhere in the Aristotelian corpus show that in GC I Aristotle is doing heavy conceptual groundwork for more refined applications of these notions in, for example, thepsychology of perception and thought, and the study of animal generation and corruption. Ultimately, biology is the goal of the series of enquiries in which GC I demands a position of its own immediately after the Physics.The contributors deal with questions of structure and text constitution and provide thought-provoking discussions of each chapter of GC I. New approaches to the issues of how to understand first matter, and how to evaluate Aristotle's notion of mixture are given ample space. Throughout, Aristotle'sviews of the theories of the Presocratics and Plato are shown to be crucial in understanding his argument.

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Jaap Mansfeld and Frans de Haas bring together in this volume a distinguished international team of ancient philosophers, presenting a systematic, chapter-by-chapter study of one of the key texts in Aristotle's science and metaphysics: the first book of On Generation and Corruption.In GC I Aristotle provides a general outline of physic...

Frans A. J. de Haas is in the Faculty of Philosophy, Leiden University. Jaap Mansfeld is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Utrecht.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:October 5, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. M. F. Burnyeat: Aristotle on the Foundations of Sublunary Physics2. Jacques Brunschwig: GC I 1: A False Start?3. David Sedley: GC I 24. Keimpe Algra: GCI 3: Substantial Change and the Problem of Not-Being5. Sarah Broadie: GC I 4: Distinguishing Alteration6. David Charles: GC I 5: Simple Genesis and Prime Matter7. Alan Code: GC I 58. Carlo Natali: GC I 69. Christian Wildberg: GC I 7: Aristotle on poiein and paschein10. Edward Hussey: GC I 811. Michael Crubellier: GC I 912. Dorothea Frede: GC I 10: On Mixture and Mixables13. John M. Cooper: A Note on Aristotle and MixtureBibliographyIndex