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Conclusion: On Material in Aristotle’s Biology

Adriel M. Trott

in Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The conclusion returns to the concern over whether material in Aristotle is subordinated to form, and thus whether Aristotle promulgates a normative metaphysics that maligns matter. The chapter draws ... More


Let’s Do the Twist

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0022
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Topology is the study of the most fundamental characteristics of shape—the properties that are unaltered when bodies are stretched, twisted, or otherwise distorted. The London Underground map, ... More


Introduction: Aristotle and the History of Sex

Adriel M. Trott

in Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The Introduction considers how Aristotle’s normative view of form and matter, associated with male and female, makes for a metaphysics of gender that construes the male as what has meaning and ... More


God’s Necessity

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Natural theologians often claim that God exists necessarily, so that his (alleged) existence does not need an explanation. Various notions of necessity are analysed in order to determine in which ... More


Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Adriel M. Trott

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book argues that nature even in generation in Aristotle should be understood on an emergent model that sees a unity in the four causes. The model of artifice divides form from matter, where ... More


Sex Differentiation, Inheritance and the Meaning of Form in Generation

Adriel M. Trott

in Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Sex differentiation raises problems for the account of the import of matter for semen’s capacity to animate. Critics of the view that matter matters for semen’s formal work argue that the male ... More


Spaces With Non-Euclidean Topology

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents a brief review of the Casimir effect in spaces with nontrivial topology (both flat and curved). As an important application of the numerous results obtained in this field, the ... More


The Beast Without

Miranda Griffin

in Transforming Tales: Rewriting Metamorphosis in Medieval French Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199686988
eISBN:
9780191804083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686988.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

While many investigations into narratives—both medieval and modern—of shape-shifting between animal and human form conclude that when humans become animals they reveal the beast within, this chapter ... More


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