Aristotle’s Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science

Cambridge University Press (2000)

Authors
James G. Lennox
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract
In addition to being one of the world's most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. He was the first thinker to treat the investigations of the living world as a distinct inquiry with its own special concepts and principles. This book focuses on a seminal event in the history of biology - Aristotle's delineation of a special branch of theoretical knowledge devoted to the systematic investigation of animals. Aristotle approached the creation of zoology with the tools of subtle and systematic philosophies of nature and of science that were then carefully tailored to the investigation of animals. The papers collected in this volume, written by a pre-eminent figure in the field of Aristotle's philosophy and biology, examine Aristotle's approach to biological inquiry and explanation, his concepts of matter, form and kind, and his teleology.
Keywords Biology Philosophy  Biology History
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2000, 2001
Buy this book $12.00 used (67% off)   $25.99 from Amazon (28% off)   Amazon page
Call number QH331.L528 2001
ISBN(s) 0521650275   9780521650274   0521659760   0764165623
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 55,856
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Why De Anima Needs III.12-13.Robert Howton - 2020 - In Gweltaz Guyomarc'H., Claire Louguet & Charlotte Murgier (eds.), Aristote et l'âme humaine. Lectures de 'De anima' III offertes à Michel Crubellier. Leuven: pp. 329-350.
Aristotle on the Mechanisms of Inheritance.Devin Henry - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):425-455.

View all 30 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Place of Mankind in Aristotle’s Zoology.James G. Lennox - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 27 (1):1-16.
Biology and Epistemology.Richard Creath & Jane Maienschein (eds.) - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
Putting Philosophy of Science to the Test: The Case of Aristotle's Biology.James G. Lennox - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:239 - 247.
Aristotle on the Mechanisms of Inheritance.Devin Henry - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):425-455.
Marjorie Grene, Aristotle's Philosophy of Science and Aristotle's Biology.James G. Lennox - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:365 - 377.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
0

Recent downloads (6 months)
0

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes