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Written in English


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ContributionsA. E. Taylor (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9794744M
ISBN 100548099103
ISBN 109780548099100

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After the death of Aristotle, in the Hellenistic period, Epicureans and Stoics developed and transformed that earlier tradition. We will study the major doctrines of all these thinkers. Part I will cover Plato and his predecessors. Part II will cover Aristotle and his successors/5().   Aristotle on his predecessors, being the first book of his Metaphysics Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Aristotle on his predecessors, being the first book of his Metaphysics by Aristotle. Publication date Topics Metaphysics, Philosophy, Ancient PublisherPages: Full text of "Aristotle on His Predecessors: Being the First Book of His Metaphysics" See other formats. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Aristotle on His Predecessors, Being the First Book of His Metaphysics by A. E. Taylor (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

Aristotle (and his predecessors) ask what is the culpability of some property. It has been suggested that the better English equivalent is “ account ”. In this interpretation, his “causes” are logical accounts of the properties of the object (the technical term for logic in Aristotle is “ syllogistic ”).   Aristotle on his predecessors being the first book of his Metaphysics. by Aristotle ★ ★ ★ ★ ; 4 Ratings 99 Want to read; 3 Currently reading; 4 Have read; Published by Open Court Publishing Co. in Chicago/5(4). OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the edition. Description: xix, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: Life of Aristotle --he Metaphysics --Historical value of Aristotle's Criticism --he Origin of Knowledge and Wisdom (Philosophy) --General Character of Wisdom --Four Kinds of Causes: A Review of Their Treatment in the Past --Teleology and the Formative Principle --he Peculiarities of Plato. Preface --Summary --Chronological table of the pre-aristotelian philosophers referred to in metaphysics --Books of reference --Aristotle on his predecessors: Series Title: Open Court classics, P Responsibility: translated, with notes and introduction by A.E. Taylor ; with a new foreword by Herman Shapiro.

Book Description: Examining in detail Aristotle's treatment of physical, cosmological, chemical, and meteorological questions, this learned study compares his arguments and conclusions with those of his precursors in order to assess his debt to them and at the same time to show clearly the nature of his own new contributions to the body of scientific thought. Aristotle first used the term ethics to name a field of study developed by his predecessors Socrates and philosophy, ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live. Aristotle regarded ethics and politics as two related but separate fields of study, since ethics examines the good of the individual, while politics examines the good of. Subsequent to the arrangement of Aristotle's works by scholars at Alexandria in the first century CE, a number of his treatises were referred to as τὰ μετὰ τὰ φυσικά (ta meta ta physika; literally, "the [writings] after the Physics"). This is the origin of the title for collection of . In chapter 3, Aristotle presents his theory of the four causes (material, efficient, formal, and final).Material cause explains what something is made of (for example, the wood of a house), formal cause explains the form which a thing follows to become that thing (the plans of an architect to build a house), efficient cause is the actual source of the change (the physical building of the house.