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978-0-7914-3551-9 / 0791435512

An Approach to Aristotle's Physics: With Particular Attention to the Role of His Manner of Writing

by Bolotin, David

Publisher:State Univ of New York Pr

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Maintaining that Aristotle's writings about the natural world contain a rhetorical surface as well as a philosophic core, David Bolotin argues in this book that Aristotle never seriously intended many of his doctrines that have been demolished by modern science. To that end, he presents a number of "case studies" to show that Aristotle deliberately misrepresented his views about nature--a thought that was commonly shared by commentators on his work in late antiquity and the middle ages. Bolotin demonstrates that Aristotle's real views have not been refuted by modern science and still deserve our most serious attention.

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