Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science

2015.11.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 261pp., $99.00 (hbk),
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2015.11.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 261pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107055131. Reviewed by Mor Segev, University of South Florida In recent decades Aristotle's scientific treatises, particularly his biological works, have received renewed attention. This focus has been accompanied by an investigation into the connections between these writings and other parts of his corpus, primarily, though not exclusively, the Posterior Analytics. Both of these developments are responsible for 'making this a very exciting time in Aristotle scholarship', as David Ebrey puts it in his introduction (2). The contributions to this volume continue both trends, raising new relevant issues, and addressing, broadening and modifying existing ones. The chapters are divided thematically into three parts: 'Matter', 'Teleology' and 'Methodology'. Below I provide a. . .

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