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Philosophy - Philosophical Traditions | Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals

Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals

Tipton, Jason A.

2014, XI, 207 p.

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  • Illustrates the biological details that provide the foundation for the philosophical argument
  • Retraces Aristotle’s steps in Lesvos, Greece  
  • Provides a commentary on the whole of the Parts of Animals

This book provides a detailed analysis of Aristotle's  Parts of Animals.  It takes its bearings from the detailed natural history observations that inform, and in many ways penetrate, the philosophical argument.   This analysis raises the question of how easy it is to clearly disentangle what some might describe as the "merely" biological from the philosophical.   This book explores the notion and consequences of describing the activity in which Aristotle is engaged as philosophical biology.  Do readers of Aristotle have in mind organisms like sea squirts (ascidians) or sea cucumbers (holuthurians) when trying to understand Aristotle's argument regarding plant-like animals?  Do we need the phenomena in front of us to understand the terms of the philosophical argument in a richer way?  The discussion of plant-like animals is important to Aristotle because of the apparent continuum between plant and animal life.  Where does Aristotle draw the line?  Plant-like animals bring this question into focus and demonstrate the indeterminacy of any potential solution to the division.  This analysis of the Parts of Animals shows that the study of the nature of the organic world was Aristotle's way into such ontological problems as the relationship between matter and form, the interplay between form and function, and the heterogeneity of the many different kinds of being.

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Keywords » Aristotelian Treatises - Aristotle - Aristotle in Lesvos, Greece - Aristotle’s Animated World - Aristotle’s Biology - Aristotle’s Lagoon - Aristotle’s Natural History - Autonomy of the Zoological Inquiry - Finding Fault with Nature - History and Philosophy of Science - Parts of Animals

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Philosophical Traditions

Table of contents 

Dedication.- Acknowledgments.- Table of Contents.- Chapter 1: Aristotle’s Philosophy and Biology: The biological phenomena.- Chapter 2: The Problem of Beginnings.- Chapter 3: Recognizing Sameness and Otherness in Animals.- Chapter 4: The Examination of the Animate in Light of the Inanimate: or,The Argument for the Autonomy of the Zoological Inquiry.- Chapter 5: Finding Fault with Nature.- Chapter 6: The Division and Combination of Labor.- Bibiography - Editions, Translations and Commentaries.- Index.

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