The Resource The order of nature in Aristotle's physics : place and the elements, Helen S. Lang

The order of nature in Aristotle's physics : place and the elements, Helen S. Lang

Label
The order of nature in Aristotle's physics : place and the elements
Title
The order of nature in Aristotle's physics
Title remainder
place and the elements
Statement of responsibility
Helen S. Lang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book Helen S. Lang enters into the point of view of the ancient world to explain how they saw the world and to show what arguments were used by Aristotle to support this view. Lang demonstrates a new method for reading the texts of Aristotle by revealing a continuous line of argument running from the Physics to De Caelo. The author analyzes a group of arguments that are almost always treated in isolation from one another and reveals their elegance and coherence. She concludes by asking why these arguments remain interesting even though we now believe they are absolutely wrong and have been replaced by better ones
  • The author establishes that we must rethink our approach to Aristotle's physical science and Aristotelian texts. In so doing, her book will provoke debate and stimulate new thinking among philosophers, classicists, and historians of science
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lang, Helen S.
Index
index present
LC call number
Q151
LC item number
.L36 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Aristote
  • AristÓteles
  • Aristote (0384-0322 av. J.-C.)
  • Aristote (0384-0322 av. J.-C.)
  • Aristote
  • Aristote
  • Aristoteles
  • Aristoteles
  • Aristoteles
  • Science, Ancient
  • Physics
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Métaphysique
  • Philosophie
  • Physique
  • Histoire
  • Sciences anciennes
  • Physique
  • Philosophie de la nature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Physics
  • Science, Ancient
  • Physica (Aristoteles)
  • Natuurfilosofie
  • História da ciência
  • Cosmologia (filosofia)
  • Ciência (filosofia)
  • Física
  • Physique
  • Physique
  • Weltbild
  • Physik
  • Kosmologie
Label
The order of nature in Aristotle's physics : place and the elements, Helen S. Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-307) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Void
  • pt. II.
  • The Elements.
  • 5.
  • Inclination: An Ability to Be Moved.
  • 6.
  • Inclination: As Heaviness and Lightness.
  • 7.
  • Inclination: The Natures and Activities of the Elements
  • pt. I.
  • pt. III.
  • Nature as a Cause of Order.
  • 8.
  • The Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics
  • Place.
  • 1.
  • Aristotle's Physics and the Problem of Nature.
  • 2.
  • Nature and Motion.
  • 3.
  • Place.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780521624534
Lccn
97051317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38147822
  • (OCoLC)ocm38147822
Label
The order of nature in Aristotle's physics : place and the elements, Helen S. Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-307) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Void
  • pt. II.
  • The Elements.
  • 5.
  • Inclination: An Ability to Be Moved.
  • 6.
  • Inclination: As Heaviness and Lightness.
  • 7.
  • Inclination: The Natures and Activities of the Elements
  • pt. I.
  • pt. III.
  • Nature as a Cause of Order.
  • 8.
  • The Order of Nature in Aristotle's Physics
  • Place.
  • 1.
  • Aristotle's Physics and the Problem of Nature.
  • 2.
  • Nature and Motion.
  • 3.
  • Place.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780521624534
Lccn
97051317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38147822
  • (OCoLC)ocm38147822

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