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Nature, Change, and Agency in Aristotle's Physics
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Nature, Change, and Agency in Aristotle's Physics: A philosophical study

Sarah Waterlow

Abstract

This book examines Aristotle’s concept of natural substance and its implications for change, process, agency, teleology, mathematical continuity, and eternal motion. It illustrates the conceptual power of Aristotle’s metaphysics of nature, along with its scientific limitations and internal tensions.

Keywords: Aristotle, natural substance, change, process, agency, teleology, mathematical continuity, eternal motion, metaphysics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1982 Print ISBN-13: 9780198246534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246534.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Waterlow, author