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Simplicius: On Aristotle Physics 4.1-5 and 10-14

Simplicius: On Aristotle Physics 4.1-5 and 10-14 (Paperback)

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This companion to J. O. Urmson's translation in the same series of Simplicius' Corollaries on Place and Time contains Simplicius' commentary on the chapters on place and time in Aristotle's Physics book 4. It is a rich source for the preceding 800 years' discussion of Aristotle's views. Simplicius records attacks on Aristotle's claim that time requires change, or consciousness. He reports a rebuttal of the Pythagorean theory that history will repeat itself exactly. He evaluates Aristotle's treatment of Zeno's paradox concerning place. Throughout he elucidates the structure and meaning of Aristotle's argument, and all the more clearly for having separated off his own views into the Corollaries.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 18/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9781780934242  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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J. O. Urmson is an Emeritus Professor of Stanford University and an Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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