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Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Allan Gotthelf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book — an interconnected set of sixteen chapters, four previously unpublished, addresses in parallel three main topics and Aristotle's three main biological treatises. Starting with a set of six ... More


Historiae I: Plantarum et Animalium

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evident parallels between the aims, structure, and progression of Aristotle's History of Animals Book I and Theophrastus's History of Plants Book I invite a closer study of each, both separately and ... More


Data‐Organization, Classification, and Kinds: The Place of the History of Animals in Aristotle's Biological Enterprise

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This extended chapter introduces readers to the systematic study of Aristotle's History of Animals. A brief history of 2,000 years of scholarship on HA culminates with the revolutionary work of D. M. ... More


History of Animals I.6 490b7‐491a6 : Aristotle's megista genē

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers a close reading of what is perhaps the most difficult passage in all of HA. The passage introduces seven megista genê (‘very large kinds’) of animals that Aristotle apparently ... More


Aristotle’s meta-zoology: Shared life and human animality in the Politics

Sara Brill

in Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Brill argues that the particular political forms of human intimacy that arise for Aristotle from the possession of language and the capacity for choice—intimacies collectively understood as arising ... More


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