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The Chain of Change A Study of Aristotle's Physics VII (Paperback)

Author:  Robert Wardy
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0521714702
ISBN-13: 9780521714709
Sku: 205470425
Publish Date: 7/23/2007
Pages:  356
Age Range:  NA
 
The Chain of Change is a philosophical commentary devoted to Aristotle''s Physics VII.
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The Chain of Change is the first full-scale philosophical commentary devoted to Aristotle's Physics VII, in which Aristotle argues for the existence of a first, unmoved cosmic mover. This study systematically considers the major issues of the book, and argues for the fundamental importance of Physics VII in our understanding of Aristotelian cosmology and natural science. Physics VII is extant in two versions, and therefore poses special editorial problems. For this reason one of the features of Dr. Wardy's study is the provision of an improved text and translation in both versions. The author's comprehensive comparison of their merits, philosophical and philological, has a significant bearing on our understanding of the nature and evolution of the Aristotelian corpus. The second part of the book is devoted to critical examination of the argument, including one of the most elaborate and challenging in the entire Aristotelian corpus. Throughout, the author concentrates on those points where Aristotle diverges most sharply and provocatively from contemporary presumptions in philosophy and natural science.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0356
Product attributePublisher:   Cambridge University Press
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