Thursday, July 18, 2013

Aristotle - The Physics - Books I-IV

Aristotle never represents the supreme being as the creator of the material universe. On the contrary, he believes in the eternity of matter-in-motion.

It was Socrates who brought forward the general conception of classes or kinds in which there was a group resemblance amid individual differences. It has ever since remained at the basis of science and philosophy alike, for it is the principle of generalization and classification.

Aristotle urges throughout the Physics that no mechanical movement is self-initiated by matter.

In Aristotle’s time the precession of the equinoxes had not been observed.

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