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

By David Bolotin

Retaining that Aristotle's writings in regards to the wildlife comprise a rhetorical floor in addition to a philosophic middle, David Bolotin argues during this publication that Aristotle by no means heavily meant a lot of his doctrines which were demolished by means of glossy technology. as a result, he provides a couple of "case reports" to teach that Aristotle intentionally misrepresented his perspectives approximately nature--a suggestion that used to be often shared through commentators on his paintings in past due antiquity and the center a while. Bolotin demonstrates that Aristotle's actual perspectives haven't been refuted by way of smooth technological know-how and nonetheless deserve our such a lot critical consciousness.

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A. A. ), Die Naturphilosophie des Aristoteles (Wege der Forschung Bd. 225), Darmstadt 1975, IX–XXIII. 18 Einleitung phrast. Ein gewisses Maß an Spekulation gibt es in allen von Aristoteles behandelten Naturwissenschaften, und es ist zuzugeben, daß dieses in den Schriften Physik, De caelo und De generatione et corruptione größer ist als in den biologischen Schriften, da zu deren Thematik zur Zeit des Aristoteles kaum Forschungsmöglichkeiten zur Verfügung standen, die aber in Aristoteles’ Gesamtentwurf der Naturwissenschaft trotzdem abgedeckt werden mußten.

76 77 Schneeweiß (wie Anm. 64) 116: „Aus moderner naturwissenschaftlicher Sicht muss man beiden Autoren entgegenhalten, dass Blut im intakten Gefäßsystem anders reagiert als in einer unnatürlichen Umgebung, wie es der beschriebene Versuch voraussetzt: Es handelt sich somit bei der hämatogenen Entstehung des Fleisches um keinen Gerinnungsvorgang im engeren Sinne. “ Τὸ δὲ ἧπαρ ὧδε συνέστη· σὺν τῷ θερμῷ πολὺ τοῦ ὑγροῦ ἀπολειφθὲν ἄνευ τοῦ κολλώδεος καὶ τοῦ λιπαροῦ, ἐκράτησε τὸ ψυχρὸν τοῦ θερμοῦ, καὶ ἐπάγη.

Zu spät sollte man sie nicht ansetzen, da z. B. auch die Schrift De caelo in der Akademiezeit wurzelt. I. Düring, Aristoteles. Darstellung und Interpretation seines Denkens, Heidelberg 1966, 189 ff. zählt Phys. I und II und Met. XII zu den frühesten Schriften des Aristoteles. Wir wissen nicht, ob die Frage von einem Opponenten wörtlich so gestellt wurde oder ob sie von Aristoteles konstruiert ist. D. Furley, The Rainfall Example in Physics II 8, in: A. ), Aristotle on Nature and Living Things. Philosophical and Historical Studies.

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