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Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science
In addition to being one of the world's most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. He was the first thinker to treat the investigations of the living world as a distinct inquiry with its own special concepts and principles. This book focuses on a seminal event in the history ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published May 19th 2011 by Cambridge University Press
(first published November 13th 2000)
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This book is not an exposé of Aristotle's philosophy of biology, as the title may suggest. Instead, the author defends a particular reading of Aristotle's zoological texts based on his philosophy of science and therefore draws extensively on Aristotle's views on the topic that be found scattered throughout the existing corpus. Despite all that, this collection of loosely integrated essays is highly readable and does not require solid knowledge of Aristotle's terminology and theory.