Philoponus: On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 2 (BOK)

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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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Philoponus
Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781472557834
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd