On the Heavens and On Generation and Corruption

On the Heavens and On Generation and Corruption❮Reading❯ ➺ On the Heavens and On Generation and Corruption ➲ Author Aristotle – Bluevapours.co.uk Combined in this volume are two works by Aristotle 'On the Heavens' and 'On Generation and Corruption' The first work 'On the Heavens' is Aristotle's cosmological treatise in which Aristotle details h Combined in this volume are two works Heavens and PDF/EPUB è by Aristotle 'On the Heavens' and 'On Generation and Corruption' The first work 'On the Heavens' is Aristotle's cosmological treatise in which Aristotle details his astronomical theories The second work 'On Generation and Corruption' is a work of science philosophy Building upon his arguments in 'Physics' Aristotle poses the uestion as to whether or not the act of something coming into being is the result of a specific cause or merely the result of the inevitable change in On the PDF/EPUB or a world that is constantly in motion.

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  • Paperback
  • 103 pages
  • On the Heavens and On Generation and Corruption
  • Aristotle
  • English
  • 23 April 2016
  • 9781420927474

14 thoughts on “On the Heavens and On Generation and Corruption

  1. Erick says:

    Aristotle has not yet earned an adherent in me His proofs are often elaborate obscure and pedantic; and he is often concerned with refuting earlier philosophers than providing a thorough explanation of his own system He reminds me of Hegel in that he is never arrogant and assured of his correctness than when he is in fact wrong There are in fact two overarching examples of Aristotle's errors contained in this book He believed that the earth was the center of the cosmos and he believed that matter was infinitely divisible Interestingly enough in both cases there were other philosophies in Aristotle's day that got both right in contrast to him He notes that the Pythagoreans believed the sun to be the center and the earth to be one of the stars I'm assuming that when Aristotle says that the Pythagoreans held that the earth was one of the stars they meant wandering stars Greek planeton How the Pythagoreans came to this conclusion is an interesting uestion and one I would love to know the answer to Aristotle attempts to prove that the earth is the center by appealing to a rather archaic and obscure belief in the hierarchy of the four elements ie earth goes to the center fire goes upward to the extremities and air and water are in the middle the former goes upward and the latter downward Also Aristotle notes that philosophers like Plato believed in the limited division of matter as did the Atomists I don't recall now how Aristotle attempted to refute them I can say that it most likely was elaborate tedious and unconvincing The most interesting section was toward the back of the book in the work called On Generation and Corruption where he discusses the mutability of the four elements He discusses the different ualities of these eg moistnessdryness hotnesscoldness etc and how a change in the ualities allows one element to be transmuted into another This section was rather interesting because it appears to be the philosophical basis for the practice of alchemy I am going to try to get through another work of Aristotle's before concluding my research of him I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get through the Organon right now but I will make the attempt

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