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Aristotelian Explorations - G. E. R. Lloyd

Aristotelian Explorations

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Published: 6th September 1999
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This book challenges several widespread views concerning Aristotle's methods and practices of scientific and philosophical research. Taking central topics in psychology, zoology, astronomy and politics, Professor Lloyd explores generally unrecognised tensions between Aristotle's deeply held a priori convictions and his remarkable empirical honesty in the face of complexities in the data or perceived difficult or exceptional cases. The picture that emerges of Aristotle's actual engagement in scientific research and of his own reflections on that research is substantially more complex than is usually allowed.

"The author challenges widespread views concerning both the theoretical and practical sides to Aristotle's approach..." Review of Metaphysics "This book will interest those concerned with the effect that Aristotle's empirical investigations had on his more theoretical views." Norman O. Dahl, Religious Studies Review

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: reading Aristotlep. 1
The theories and practices of demonstrationp. 7
The relationship of psychology to zoologyp. 38
Fuzzy natures?p. 67
The master cookp. 83
Spontaneous generation and metamorphosisp. 104
The varieties of perceptionp. 126
The unity of analogyp. 138
Heavenly aberrations: Aristotle the amateur astronomerp. 160
The idea of nature in the Politicsp. 184
The metaphors of metaphorap. 205
Bibliographyp. 223
Index of passages referred top. 231
General indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780521556194
ISBN-10: 0521556198
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 6th September 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38