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Physics

Aristotle (Book - 2008 )
Physics


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For many centuries, Aristotle's Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences This book begins with an analysis of change, which introduces us to Aristotle's central concepts of matter and form, before moving on to an account of explanation in the sciences and a defence of teleological explanation. Aristotle then turns to detailed, important, and often ingenious discussions of notions such as infinity, place, void, time, and conintuity. He ends with an argument designed to show that the changes we experience in the world demand as their cause a single unchanging cause of all change, namely God. This is the first complete translation of Physics into English since 1930. It presents Aristotle's thought accurately, while at the same time simplifying and expanding the often crabbed and elliptical style of the original, so that it is very much easier to read. A lucid introduction and extensive notes explain the general structureof each section of the book and shed light on particular problems.
Authors: Aristotle
Uniform Title: Physics. English
Title: Physics
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2008
Characteristics: lxxx, 301 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Aristotle ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with an introduction and notes by David Bostock
Additional Contributors: Bostock, David
Waterfield, Robin - 1952-
ISBN: 0199540284
9780199540280
Branch Call Number: 530.01 A717p 2008
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