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‘What's Teleology Got to Do with It?’: A Reinterpretation of Aristotle's Generation of Animals V

Allan Gotthelf and Mariska Leunissen

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/9780199287956.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Despite the renewed interest in Aristotle's Generation of Animals in recent years, the subject matter of GA V, its preferred mode(s) of explanation, and its place in the treatise as a whole remain ... More


Teleology and Embryogenesis in Aristotle's Generation of Animals II.6

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/9780199287956.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter takes a close look at the account across Generation of Animals I–II of the efficient cause of animal generation. The aim is to understand better the relationship of material‐efficient ... More


First Principles in Aristotle's Parts of Animals

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/9780199287956.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Contrary to the views prevalent prior to this chapter's original publication, it is argued here that the explanatory practice in Parts of Animals (PA)is in fundamental harmony with the theory of the ... More


The Natural Character and Moral Deficiencies of Women

Mariska Leunissen

in From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190602215
eISBN:
9780190602239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602215.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 addresses Aristotle’s exclusion of women from full virtue by explaining their moral deficiencies in light of their presumed biological imperfections. Although formally identical to men, ... More


Aristotelian Tradition (I): Individuality and the Individual Body

Antonia Fitzpatrick

in Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198790853
eISBN:
9780191833304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790853.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses, principally, Aristotle’s biological works on animals, De anima and the Metaphysics. Its intent is to lay out the texts with which Aquinas would substantiate his view that ... More


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