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Alteration and Persistence: Form and Matter in the Physics and De Generatione et Corruptione  

S. Marc Cohen

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Aristotle's Physics is a study of nature (phusis) and of natural objects (ta phusei). According to him, these objects—either all of them or at least some of them—are in motion. That is, ... More

Atomism's Eleatic Roots  

David Sedley

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2009
Presocratic atomism was one of the most influential of the early theories: both Plato and Aristotle thought of it as a major competing theory, and it was an important source for ... More

Leucippus's Atomism  

Daniel W. Graham

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2009
The founder of atomic theory, according to Aristotle and Theophrastus, is Leucippus. His very existence has been called into question. Three of the best minds of nineteenth-century ... More

Presocratic Cosmologies  

M. R. Wright

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2009
This article explores early Greeks' cosmological speculation, showing how they explored the possibility of a “theory of everything” and human understanding of the cosmos. In the exposition ... More

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