David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2008)
Aristotle is properly recognized as the originator of the scientific study of life. This is true despite the fact that many earlier Greek natural philosophers occasionally speculated on the origins of living things and much of the Hippocratic medical corpus, which was written before or during Aristotle's lifetime, displays a serious interest in human anatomy, physiology and pathology. Even Plato has Timaeus devote a considerable part of his speech to the human body and its functions (and malfunctions). Nevertheless, before Aristotle, only a few of the Hippocratic treatises are both systematic and empirical, and their focus is exclusively on human health and disease
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Benjamin Goldberg (2013). A Dark Business, Full of Shadows: Analogy and Theology in William Harvey. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 44 (3):419-432.
Andrea Guasparri (2013). Explicit Nomenclature and Classification in Pliny's Natural History XXXII. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):347-353.
Similar books and articles
Devin Henry (2011). Aristotle's Pluralistic Realism. The Monist 94 (2):197-220.
Stephen Everson (1997). Aristotle on Perception. Oxford University Press.
Gordon Haist (1989). Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology Allan Gotthelf, James G. Lennox (Edd.): Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology. Pp. Xiii + 462; 2 Illustrations. Cambridge University Press, 1987. £30 (Paper, £10.95). [REVIEW] The Classical Review 39 (01):47-48.
Mariska Leunissen (2010). Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature. Cambridge University Press.
James G. Lennox (1994). Putting Philosophy of Science to the Test: The Case of Aristotle's Biology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:239 - 247.
James G. Lennox (1984). Marjorie Grene, Aristotle's Philosophy of Science and Aristotle's Biology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:365 - 377.
Allan Gotthelf & James G. Lennox (eds.) (1987). Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology. Cambridge University Press.
James G. Lennox (2001). Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science. Cambridge University Press.
James Lennox (1999). The Place of Mankind in Aristotle’s Zoology. Philosophical Topics 27 (1):1-16.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #124,556 of 1,696,233 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #333,716 of 1,696,233 )
How can I increase my downloads?