An Approach to Aristotle's Physics : With Particular by David Bolotin

By David Bolotin

Keeping that Aristotle's writings concerning the wildlife include a rhetorical floor in addition to a philosophic center, David Bolotin argues during this booklet that Aristotle by no means heavily meant a lot of his doctrines which were demolished through glossy technological know-how. for this reason, he offers a couple of "case stories" to teach that Aristotle intentionally misrepresented his perspectives approximately nature--a notion that was once in most cases shared by way of commentators on his paintings in past due antiquity and the center a while. Bolotin demonstrates that Aristotle's actual perspectives haven't been refuted through sleek technology and nonetheless deserve our so much critical consciousness.

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Pp. 15-16. 31. On the Heaven 306a9-11; consider, again, Physics 192a25-b4. 32. Physics 187a32-35. The reference, at 191b35-192al, to a Platonic claim that there is coming into being from what is not should be compared, rather, to Aristotle's own later suggestion that what is not may be understood as what is only potentially a being in the full sense. See, again, 225a20-25. 33. Hesiod, Theogony 116-22. 34. Physics 187aI2-26; Metaphysics 983b6-984a29. 35. Physics 191b30-36. 36. Cf. On Coming into Being and Perishing 333b3-20, 335b24336a12.

Cf. On Coming into Being and Perishing 318b14-18, 332a22-23; Metaphysics 1055a33-bl1ff. 20. Physics 189b16-19, 190a13-19. Note, however, that this claim regarding the persistence of the substrate is explicitly based on the premise that we can consider Aristotle's first example of an unmusical man becoming musical as the model for understanding all coming into being. 21. Physics 188b36-189a9, 190b23-25; 190bl-5; d. On Coming into Being and Perishing 324b6-7. A further indication that Aristotle does not believe that there must be a single substrate for becoming is his use of the plural autot~ at 191a1.

3! To this extent, then, he proceeds as if he assumed that it does not make sense to think of nature as acting purposefully even within a limited realm unless the world as a whole is ordered for the sake of ends. Unfortunately, however, this first in Aristotle's series of arguments for natural purpose is extremely problematic. And yet partly for this very reason, it is of such importance that I wish to go through it in detail. "32 Now it is noteworthy that the explicit basis for Aristotle's claim that normal weather patterns are not from coincidence is what is commonly believed.

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