Space, Time, Matter, And Form: Essays on Aristotles Physics

Hardcover | June 20, 2006

byDavid Bostock

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Space, Time, Matter, and Form collects ten of David Bostock's essays on themes from Aristotle's Physics, four of them published here for the first time. The first five papers look at issues raised in the first two books of the Physics, centred on notions of matter and form, and the idea of substance as what persists through change. They also range over other of Aristotle's scientific works, such as his biology and psychology and the account ofchange in his De Generatione et Corruptione. The volume's remaining essays examine themes in later books of the Physics, including infinity, place, time, and continuity. Bostock argues that Aristotle's views on these topics are of real interest in their own right, independent of his notions ofsubstance, form, and matter; they also raise some pressing problems of interpretation, which these essays seek to resolve.

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Space, Time, Matter, and Form collects ten of David Bostock's essays on themes from Aristotle's Physics, four of them published here for the first time. The first five papers look at issues raised in the first two books of the Physics, centred on notions of matter and form, and the idea of substance as what persists through change. The...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:June 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Aristotle on the principles of change in Physics I2. Transmutation of the Elements in De Generatione et Corruptione 1.1-43. Aristotle's Theory of Matter4. Aristotle on Teleology in Nature5. Aristotle's Theory of Form6. Aristotle on the Eleatics in Physics I, 2-37. Aristotle, Zeno, and the Potential Infinite8. Note on Aristotle's Account of Place9. Aristotle's Account of Time10. Aristotle on Continuity in Physics VI