Aristotle's revenge : the metaphysical foundations of physical and biological science

Author
  • Feser, Edward
Additional Author(s)
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Publisher
Neunkirchen-Seelscheid: Editiones Scholasticae, 2019
Language
English
ISBN
9783868382006
Series
Subject(s)
  • METAPHYSICS
  • SCHOLASTICISM
  • PHYSICS-PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE
Notes
. Bibliography: p. 457-497. Index: p. 499-515
Abstract

Actuality and potentiality, substantial form and prime matter, efficient causality and teleology are among the fundamental concepts of Aristotelian philosophy of nature. Aristotle's Revenge argues that these concepts are not only compatible with modern science, but are implicitly presupposed by modern science. Among the many topics covered are: the metaphysical presuppositions of scientific method; the status of scientific realism; the metaphysics of space and time; the metaphysics of quantum mechanics; reductionism in chemistry and biology; the metaphysics of evolution; neuroscientific reductionism. The book interacts heavily with the literature on these issues in contemporary analytic metaphysics and philosophy of science, so as to bring contemporary philosophy and science into dialogue with the Aristotelian tradition
Physical Dimension
Number of Page(s)
viii, 516 p.
Dimension
21 cm.
Other Desc.
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Summary / Review / Table of Content
Two philosophies of nature --
The scientist and scientific method --
Science and reality --
Space, time, and motion --
The philosophy of matter --
Animate nature.
Exemplar(s)
# Accession No. Call Number Location Status
1.02384/19113 Fes ALibrary - 7th Floor/CLCAvailable

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