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Physics By Aristotle David Bostock Robin A.H. Waterfield Physics For many centuries Aristotle s Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences Now in the first translation into English since Aristotle s thought

  • Title: Physics
  • Author: Aristotle David Bostock Robin A.H. Waterfield
  • ISBN: 9780192823106
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Physics By Aristotle David Bostock Robin A.H. Waterfield For many centuries, Aristotle s Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences Now, in the first translation into English since 1930, Aristotle s thought is presented accurately, with a lucid introduction and extensive notes to explain the general structure of each section of the book, and shed light on particular problems ItFor many centuries, Aristotle s Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences Now, in the first translation into English since 1930, Aristotle s thought is presented accurately, with a lucid introduction and extensive notes to explain the general structure of each section of the book, and shed light on particular problems It simplifies and expands the style of the original, making for easier reading and better comprehension.
    Physics By Aristotle David Bostock Robin A.H. Waterfield

    Physics physics Definition, Branches, Importance Britannica Physics, science that deals with the structure of matter and the interactions between the fundamental constituents of the observable universe In the broadest sense, physics from the Greek physikos is concerned with all aspects of nature on both the macroscopic and submicroscopic levels. Physics library Science Khan Academy Physics is the study of matter, motion, energy, and force Here, you can browse videos, articles, and exercises by topic We keep the library up to date, so you may find How Physics Works and Why You We Study It Feb , Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity Physics Science News Nov , Physics Newton s groundbreaking Principia may have been popular than previously thought A search has uncovered over copies of Isaac

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    1. Roy Lotz on said:

      Of all the ancient thinkers that medieval Christians could have embraced, it always struck me as pretty remarkable that Aristotle was chosen Of course, chosen isn t the right word rather, it was something of a historical coincidence, since Aristotle s works were available in Latin translation, while those of Plato were not.Nonetheless, Aristotle strikes me as a particularly difficult thinker to build a monotheistic worldview around There s simply nothing mystical about him His feet are planted f [...]

    2. Lynne Williams on said:

      I read this at Cornell College, Iowa The course was titled Western Humanism It counted for four credits, when other courses gave three I asked my student adviser why The course was worth four credits because it was difficult than most Color me intrigued The professor permitted no one to take notes and was a master of the Socratic method of teaching We began with Boethius and kept moving Dr Crossett did not permit Yes, but He also would choose a student at the end of the three hour class to retu [...]

    3. kaelan on said:

      First off, this is an exceedingly difficult text to get through Although Aristotle is one of philosophy s most brilliant minds, he is absolutely unquestionably wrong a lot of the time What this means for the reader is that you have to be constantly critical you can t assume, for instance, that a particular argument is going to be valid or invalid you actually have to get down to the logic of it and figure that s t out.To confuse matters further, Aristotle will often introduce an apparently erron [...]

    4. Erick on said:

      While this book helped me appreciate Aristotle s philosophical merit, it hasn t changed my opinion that Aristotle is tedious and pedantic Aristotle does explore fascinating topics in this collection of lectures infinity, time, change, place, movement motion, space, etc, but Aristotle can make even topics that should be otherwise fascinating incredibly dry Many of his arguments would seemingly require a diagrammatic approach, but, unfortunately, the reader is left to schematize Aristotle s logica [...]

    5. Jeremy on said:

      Whew, this was one hell of a slough While it s not strictly speaking a hard book to read, it deals with so many huge, uber abstract ideas one after the other that it just leaves you exhausted In some ways it feels like a Compendium than a strict philosophical text Aristotle examines every phenomenon that he can think of, Being, Space, Motion, Matter, Time, Infinity, Magnitude, etc in an attempt to pin down and rationally account for how the universe as he understands it works It s unrelentingly [...]

    6. Genni on said:

      Goodness Aristotle attempts to cover a lot of ground in 231 pages He covers opposites, time, infinity, motion, matter, causation, and void with change being the underlying principle experienced by all phenomenon He attacks atomists and defends teleology My mind is still reeling, trying to grasp some of his concepts For things to qualify as principles they must not consist of one another or of other things and everything must consist of them For Aristotle, change is just such a principle.His firs [...]

    7. Briana on said:

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.This was one of those books that made me think, I don t understand this book I don t want to understand this book I don t need to understand this book I hate this book Why am I in college Why do I read these things OH LORD NOT ANOTHER 20 PAGES LET ME DIE NOW This book taught me how fundamentally immature I really am I like my time space continuum discussion in sci fi tv shows, not in philosophic definitions.

    8. Yann on said:

      Il n est pas toujours facile d int resser ses semblables la lecture des auteurs antiques ils souffrent souvent du pr jug s d tre obscures, inutiles et d pass s Ainsi, la Physique d Aristote est franchement d conseiller qui voudrait les d couvrir Le style est particuli rement lourd, r p titif, et souvent abscons force d acribie Le sujet est la nature, mais Aristote embrasse un p rim tre un peu diff rent que celui que l on entend de nos jours par sciences physiques En effet, pas d quation, pas de [...]

    9. Dorotea on said:

      Bertrand Russell said that you need to study Aristotle s physics even though modern science could hardly accept a single phrase of the book I agree.

    10. Vilius Karsokas on said:

      I had difficulties understanding every reasoning displayed by Aristotle probably because of the modern scientific outlook of 21st century that had a large influence on me Nontheless, I was left impressed by capabilities of a man who lived few thousand years ago and on which shoulders future scientific thinkers stood.

    11. Danny on said:

      I find Aristotle s Physics as tedious as the next guy, but we mustn t forget what it is we re reading These are lecture notes on natural philosophy, not physics in our modern sense In this respect, the title is something of a misnomer Aristotle asks many of the questions that occupy modern day physicists, such as, what is the essence of nature what is motion what causes it what is space can space be devoid of matter what is time Are space and time infinite or finite But his procedure for answeri [...]

    12. Brent Pinkall on said:

      The Physics is refreshing because Aristotle is interested in the world as humans experience it not like Plato, who sees the real world as the world of the forms, or the naturalists, who see the real world as nothing but matter in motion Neither of these two worlds are accessible to us They do not account for our everyday experience Aristotle, however, approaches the world through human eyes, and because of that he is in many respects the easiest ancient philosopher to understand Aristotle does n [...]

    13. Alp Turgut on said:

      Uzun zamandan beri listemde olmas na ra men kinci z mlemeler le ilgili k t tecr bem zerine erteledi im Aristoteles in Fizik i ne yaz k ki korktu um gibi ok da keyifli bir okuma olmad Zaman n n artlar g z n nde bulunduruldu unda bilgisiyle kendisine hayran b rakan Aristoteles, d nyan n uzaydaki deviniminden zaman n g releli ine kadar kendinden sonra ke fedilen bir s r konuya k oluyor Fakat buna ra men zaman a m na u ram teorileri ve a kl k yaratmayan t mevar mlar yla yararl bir kitap oldu unu s y [...]

    14. Cameron on said:

      A deeply thought provoking and frequently exhausting series of lectures outlining the basic principles of nature and motion It would be hard to understate the importance of this text in shaping the broadest contours of science and metaphysics For Heidegger, the Physics determined the warp and woof of the whole of Western thinking But make no mistake to get through this book and absorb the enormity of Aristotle s observations and insight is to accept the challenge of staying engaged at a very hig [...]

    15. Daniel Wright on said:

      Aristotle s Physics gets a bad rep these days, somewhat unfairly The book actually is as much philosophy as what we would call science and though most of the science is mistaken, and some of the philosophy is flawed or contradictory, it nevertheless raises questions that are still not easy to answer And even when Aristotle is wrong, it s often difficult to see why I blitzed through this in less than a day, so I can t pretend to have followed all of it by any means.

    16. Don on said:

      As far as I can tell and I ve done a lot of comparing , Hope s translation is the only decent translation of the Physics into English Plus, he gives lots of footnotes with comments by St Thomas and Averroes in Latin The helpful appendix with definitions of technical Greek terms, with both English and Latin definitions, would be even helpful if it were alphabetical, but this is a minor quibble with an otherwise excellent and affordable edition.

    17. Ryan on said:

      Well I read this book so I could be a little smarter but feel I m a while heckuva lot stupider It is quite fascinating that he came to such knowledge in time, matter, speed and all that junk given the tools he had 2300 years ago

    18. Val on said:

      I m just now marking this as read bc I think lots of people would really enjoy and benefit from reading it

    19. Teresa Villaseñor on said:

      It s a really interesting but sometimes confusing book.Imagine you travel to another dimension and then someone gives you a book that tells you how everything works It was something like that All Aristotle s postulates make sense in a way but you know that isn t so but it makes sense To understand it you have to forget everything you know about movement and the elements and time and gravity Remember, there wasn t the concept of gravity back then It s also very interesting to see the weight geome [...]

    20. Ryan Bolton on said:

      Finally finished this book after putting it on hold numerous times throughout my 3 month reading session I have found that the most accurate way to describe this book to my peers is that it is interesting, but not entertaining with the exception of some passages The main reasoning behind this is that Aristotle continuously describes the same ideas over and over Change is continuous, there must be a first changer, anything that changes is capable of being changed, ad infinitum The language barrie [...]

    21. Daniel Coren on said:

      Could have done with humor and wit But contains some pretty ingenious discussions of generation, time, change, divisibility, causation, voluntary self locomotion, and the Toronto Raptors.

    22. Roberto Rigolin F Lopes on said:

      We are in 340 BC, Aristotle is teaching us natural philosophy discussing fundamental patterns claiming that nature is everywhere the cause of order or the principle of motion and change Pythagoras, Plato and Zeno are his main references while pointing out mistakes in the state of the art YOU are about to enjoy the privilege of living after Galileo and Newton, both born 1900 years after Aristotle.

    23. Kenneth on said:

      The Physics of Aristotle is surprisingly an interesting book Significant issues that Aristotle addresses continue to lie outside the contemporary understanding of the material universe Contrasted with Greek metaphysics, ancient physics is often involved with the same subject matter from different angles In particular, Aristotle applies the science of logic to important phenomenon including the nature of the Void, Time, Place, Motion, Magnitude, Number in addition to Infinitude.The Aristotelian u [...]

    24. Brian Schiebout on said:

      Physics by Aristotle translated into English by R P Hardie and R K Gaye is a treatise on the basics of nature Nature according to Aristotle in book two is the source or cause of being moved and of being at rest in that to which it belongs primarily As such the book deals mostly with motion which is the principle on which all physics is based While some might say that physics details the smallest of particles it is better and accurate to refer to physics even today as the search for how things m [...]

    25. Ben on said:

      All of the elegance and beauty of modern physics is noticeably missing in the ancient system The effort made to understand the world is highly impressive in itself even if Aristotle s system did lead to centuries of misconceptions in the field and still does today considering the widely used Kalam Cosmological Argument is based of Aristotelian physics , but compared with light bending around stars, black holes ripping matter apart as it crosses the event horizon, or atoms colliding in a particle [...]

    26. Gayane on said:

      Well, this was a drag I thought the main obstacle in reading Physics would be the book itself, well, considering that it s than 2000 years old But nope, the translation was the main problem I got the one from R.P Hardie and R.K Gaye, made in 1930, and man, I was suffering The language would become simply unbearable at times and I would have to skip paragraphs, even pages Please, anyone who have read this book, let me know how your experience with English translation was.Then comes the second ob [...]

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