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Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology


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Part I. Inquiry and Explanation: Introduction; 1. Divide and explain: the Posterior Analytics in practice; 2. Between data and demonstration: the Analytics and the Historia Animalium; 3. Aristotelian problems; 4. Putting philosophy of science to the test: the case of Aristotle's biology; 5. The disappearance of Aristotle's biology: a Hellenistic mystery; Part II. Matter, Form and Kind: Introduction; 6. Are Aristotelian species eternal?; 7. Kinds, forms of kinds, and the more and less in Aristotle's biology; 8. Material and formal natures in Aristotle's De Partibus Animalium; 9. Nature does nothing in vain...; Part III. Teleological Explanation: Introduction; 10. Teleology, chance, and Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation; 11. Aristotle on chance; 12. Theophrastus on the limits of teleology; 13. Plato's unnatural teleology.

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The papers collected in this 2001 volume focus on Aristotle's systematic investigation of animals.


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