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The Resource Aristotle's philosophy of biology : studies in the origins of life science, James G. Lennox

Aristotle's philosophy of biology : studies in the origins of life science, James G. Lennox

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Aristotle's philosophy of biology : studies in the origins of life science
Title
Aristotle's philosophy of biology
Title remainder
studies in the origins of life science
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James G. Lennox
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Language
eng
Summary
(Publisher-supplied data) In addition to being one of the world's most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. He was the first thinker to treat the investigations of the living world as a distinct inquiry with its own special concepts and principles. This book focuses on a seminal event in the history of biology - Aristotle's delineation of a special branch of theoretical knowledge devoted to the systematic investigation of animals. Aristotle approached the creation of zoology with the tools of subtle and systematic philosophies of nature and of science that were then carefully tailored to the investigation of animals. The papers collected in this volume, written by a pre-eminent figure in the field of Aristotle's philosophy and biology, examine Aristotle's approach to biological inquiry and explanation, his concepts of matter, form and kind, and his teleology
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Lennox, James G
Dewey number
570/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.L528 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 M-707
  • QH 331
NLM item number
L568a 2001
Series statement
Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
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  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
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Aristotle's philosophy of biology : studies in the origins of life science, James G. Lennox
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divide and explain : the posterior analytics in practice -- Between data and demonstration : the Analytics and the Historia animalium -- Aristotelian problems -- Putting philosophy of science to the test: the case of Aristotle's biology -- The disappearance of Aristotle's biology : a Hellenistic mystery -- Are Aristotelian species eternal? -- Kinds, forms of kinds, and the more and less in Aristotle's biology -- Material and formal natures in Aristotle's De Partibus Animalium -- Nature does nothing in vain... -- Teleology, chance, and Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation -- Aristotle on chance -- Theophrastus on the limits of teleology -- Plato's unnatural teleology
Control code
ocm43694261
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780521650274
Lccn
00026070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 998046
  • (Sirsi) o43694261
  • (OCoLC)43694261
Label
Aristotle's philosophy of biology : studies in the origins of life science, James G. Lennox
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divide and explain : the posterior analytics in practice -- Between data and demonstration : the Analytics and the Historia animalium -- Aristotelian problems -- Putting philosophy of science to the test: the case of Aristotle's biology -- The disappearance of Aristotle's biology : a Hellenistic mystery -- Are Aristotelian species eternal? -- Kinds, forms of kinds, and the more and less in Aristotle's biology -- Material and formal natures in Aristotle's De Partibus Animalium -- Nature does nothing in vain... -- Teleology, chance, and Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation -- Aristotle on chance -- Theophrastus on the limits of teleology -- Plato's unnatural teleology
Control code
ocm43694261
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780521650274
Lccn
00026070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 998046
  • (Sirsi) o43694261
  • (OCoLC)43694261

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