Being, Nature, and Life in Aristotle: Essays in Honor of by James G. Lennox

By James G. Lennox

This quantity of essays explores significant hooked up topics in Aristotle's metaphysics, philosophy of nature, and ethics, particularly subject matters with regards to essence, definition, teleology, task, potentiality, and the top solid. the amount is united through the idea that each one points of Aristotle's paintings have to be studied jointly if anyone of the components of idea is to be totally understood. some of the papers have been contributions to a convention on the college of Pittsburgh entitled 'Being, Nature, and existence in Aristotle', to honor Professor Allan Gotthelf's many contributions to the sector of historic philosophy; a couple of are contributions from those that have been invited yet couldn't attend. The individuals, all longstanding associates of Professor Gotthelf, are one of the such a lot comprehensive students within the box of historic philosophy this day.

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The present discussion is intended to extend and further articulate certain of the proposals developed there. 32 robert bolton such errors were “due to a lack of education in the Analytics” (1005b3–4). 2 However, Aristotle’s seemingly plain words on these points have not prevented many recent writers from finding in his biology, or in his natural science more generally, crucial contributions to his metaphysics in the strict sense, even contributions which correct doctrines in the Metaphysics itself.

The world is an eternal purposive structure, causally dependent on intelligence and nature. The ‘intelligence’ (nous) he intends cannot be a Platonic Demiurge: instead, he can only be referring to that detached divine intellect the Prime Mover, which as the ultimate source of all change he does indeed consider causally prior to the world, and, as the ultimate model for emulation, the per se cause of all the changes lower down the scale. But he has also concluded that nature is a prior cause in relation to the world.

25 Thereafter, the movement towards a healthy condition which starts from this is already called production. Hence it results that in a way health comes to be from health, and building from building, namely the material building from an immaterial building. For the medical craft and the building craft are, respectively, the form of health and the form of the building. What I am calling immaterial being is the thing’s essence. Vitally, the building craft is the immaterial form or essence of the building, resident in the builder’s soul before he imposes that same essential form on the bricks and mortar.

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