Structure and Method in Aristotle's Meteorologica

Structure and Method in Aristotle's Meteorologica
Title Structure and Method in Aristotle's Meteorologica PDF eBook
Author Malcolm Wilson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 321
Release 2013-12-12
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1107660076

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In the first full-length study in any modern language dedicated to the Meteorologica, Malcolm Wilson presents a groundbreaking interpretation of Aristotle's natural philosophy. Divided into two parts, the book first addresses general philosophical and scientific issues by placing the treatise in a diachronic frame comprising Aristotle's predecessors and in a synchronic frame comprising his other physical works. It argues that Aristotle thought of meteorological phenomena as intermediary or 'dualizing' between the cosmos as a whole and the manifold world of terrestrial animals. Engaging with the best current literature on Aristotle's theories of science and metaphysics, Wilson focuses on issues of aetiology, teleology and the structure and unity of science. The second half of the book illustrates Aristotle's principal concerns in a section-by-section treatment of the meteorological phenomena and provides solutions to many of the problems that have been raised since the time of the ancient commentators.




Aristotle's Chemical Treatise Meteorologica, Book IV

Aristotle's Chemical Treatise Meteorologica, Book IV
Title Aristotle's Chemical Treatise Meteorologica, Book IV PDF eBook
Author Ingemar Düring
Publisher Facsimiles-Garl
Pages 128
Release 1980
Genre Chemistry
ISBN

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Aristotle’s Meteorologica: Meteorology Then and Now

Aristotle’s Meteorologica: Meteorology Then and Now
Title Aristotle’s Meteorologica: Meteorology Then and Now PDF eBook
Author Anastasios A. Tsonis
Publisher Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Pages 130
Release 2020-05-28
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1789696380

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This book concentrates on the meteorological aspects of Aristotle’s work published as Meteorologica books A-D, and on how they compare now with our understanding of meteorology and climate change.




De Virtutibus Et Vitiis

De Virtutibus Et Vitiis
Title De Virtutibus Et Vitiis PDF eBook
Author Aristotle
Publisher
Pages 288
Release 1915
Genre Ethics
ISBN

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Aristotelous Peri Geneseōs Kai Phthoras (romanized Form)

Aristotelous Peri Geneseōs Kai Phthoras (romanized Form)
Title Aristotelous Peri Geneseōs Kai Phthoras (romanized Form) PDF eBook
Author Aristotle
Publisher
Pages 358
Release 1922
Genre Ontology
ISBN

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A Mist Connection

A Mist Connection
Title A Mist Connection PDF eBook
Author Katrin Kleemann
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages 402
Release 2023-06-06
Genre History
ISBN 3110731924

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In the summer of 1783, an unusual dry fog descended upon large parts of the northern hemisphere. The fog brought with it bloodred sunsets, a foul sulfuric odor, and a host of other peculiar weather events. Inspired by the Enlightenment, many naturalists attempted to find reasonable explanations for these occurrences. Between 8 June 1783 and 7 February 1784, a 27-kilometer-long fissure volcano erupted in the Icelandic highlands. It produced the largest volume of lava released by any volcanic eruption on planet Earth in the last millennium. In Iceland, the eruption led to the death of one-fifth of the population. The jetstream carried its volcanic gases further afield to Europe and beyond, where they settled as a fog, the origin of which puzzled naturalists and laypersons. "A Mist Connection" is an environmental history that documents the Laki eruption and its consequences for Iceland and the wider world. The book combines methods of historical disaster research, climate history, global history, history of science, and geology in an interdisciplinary approach. Icelandic flood lava eruptions of this scale have a statistical recurrence period of 200 to 500 years; it is crucial to understand their nature so that we can prepare for the next one. An eruption of this magnitude would surely be disastrous for our modern, globalized, and interconnected world.




Aristotle's Meteorology and its Reception in the Arab World

Aristotle's Meteorology and its Reception in the Arab World
Title Aristotle's Meteorology and its Reception in the Arab World PDF eBook
Author Paul Lettinck
Publisher BRILL
Pages 514
Release 2021-10-25
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9004449175

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An account of what Arabic scholars have written, either as commentators or as more independent authors, on the subjects treated in Aristotle's Meteorology, this work investigates how they were influenced by one another and by previous Greek commentators. For each subject a survey is given of the content of the Greek commentaries (by Alexander, Philoponus and Olympiodorus) as well as of a later treatise, ascribed to Olympiodorus and extant only in Arabic. Then, the Arabic version of Ibn al-Bitrīq is investigated; it was one of the sources used by the Arabic writers which are discussed after that: al-Kindī, Ibn Sīnā and later scholars who were inspired by him, Ibn Bājja and Ibn Rušd. Two Arabic treatises on subjects from the Meteorology are edited and translated.