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Space, Time, Matter, and FormEssays on Aristotle's Physics$
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David Bostock

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286867

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199286868.001.0001

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Aristotle on the Principles of Change in Physics I

Aristotle on the Principles of Change in Physics I

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(p.1) 1 Aristotle on the Principles of Change in Physics I
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Space, Time, Matter, and Form
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David Bostock

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199286868.003.0001

This essay is a commentary on Physics I, with special reference to the account of change in chapter 7. It is argued: (i) that Aristotle is mistaken when he attempts in the earlier chapters to present his account as the natural development of various Pre-Socratic views ‘on nature’; (ii) that as a result the main theme of his chapter 5 is a clear error; and (iii) that this raises an important question over how we should understand the apparent claims of chapter 6. All of this leads to the problem: How should we explain his remark at the end of chapter 7 that it is not yet clear whether the underlying thing, the thing that persists through change, is substance?

Keywords:   Aristotle, Physics, substance, change, persisting things, underlying things, matter, form

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