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Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Katerina Ierodiakonou, Paul Kalligas, and Vassilis Karasmanis


This volume of the ‘Symposium Aristotelicum’ constitutes a running commentary of the first book of Aristotle’s Physics, a central treatise of the Aristotelian corpus that aims at knowledge of the principles of physical change; it establishes that there are such principles and determines what they are and how many. After a general introduction, the ten chapters of the volume, written by distinguished scholars of ancient philosophy, comment on the entirety of the Aristotelian text and deal in detail with the philosophical issues raised in it. Aristotle is here in dialogue with the divergent doct ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, natural philosophy, principles, physical change, form, privation, substratum, Eleatics, Anaxagoras, Platonist dyadism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830993
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830993.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katerina Ierodiakonou, editor
Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Athens / University of Geneva

Paul Kalligas, editor
Professor of Ancient Philosophy (formerly), University of Athens

Vassilis Karasmanis, editor
Emeritus Professor, National Technical University of Athens