Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle’s Biology

Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press (2012)
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This volume draws together Allan Gotthelf's pioneering work on Aristotle's biology. He examines Aristotle's natural teleology, the axiomatic structure of biological explanation, and the reliance on scientifically organized data in the three great works with which Aristotle laid the foundations of biological science



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A Biological Provenance

Montgomery Furth's 1988 book was the fruit of some twenty years’ work on the relationship between Aristotle's biology and his metaphysics. This chapter, after placing Furth's work in relation to that of others working across the second half of the twentieth century on the philosophical int... see more

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