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Philoponus: On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 2

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The Posterior Analytics contains Aristotle's philosophy of science. In Book 2, Aristotle asks how the scientist discovers what sort of loss of light constitutes lunar eclipse. The scientist has to discover that the moon's darkening is due to the earth's shadow. Once that defining explanation is known the scientist possesses the full scientific concept of lunar eclipse and can use it to explain other necessary features of the phenomenon. The present commentary, arguably ascribed to Philoponus incorrectly, offers some interpretations of Aristotle that are unfamiliar nowadays. For example, the scientific concept of a human is acquired from observing particular humans and repeatedly receiving impressions in the sense image or percept and later in the imagination. The impressions received are not only of particular distinctive characteristics, like paleness, but also of universal human characteristics, like rationality. Perception can thus in a sense apprehend universal qualities in the individual as well as particular ones. This volume contains an English translation of the commentary, accompanied by extensive commentary notes, an introduction and a bibliography.

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Contains Aristotle's Philosophy of Science.

About the Author

Owen Goldin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Textual Emendations
TRANSLATION
Notes
Bibliography English-Greek
Glossary Greek-English Index
Index of Passages Cited
Subject
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781472557834
Author:
Philoponus
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Goldin, Owen
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.2126 x 6.14173 in 1 lb

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