Timo Schmitz: “Summary of Chapter Four of Aristotle’s First Book on Physics” (2017) [PDF]

In chapter 4, Aristotle again talks about the Physikoi, this time about Anaxagoras and shows why his thesis cannot be correct according to his point of view. It is also in this chapter that Aristotle for the first time states which part of the many (the limited or unlimited) he prefers.

 

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Timo Schmitz: “The Induction-Deduction Problem in the First Chapter of the First Book of Aristotle’s Physics” (2017) [PDF]

In the first chapter of Aristotle’s Physics, he suggests the deductive method to find the first cause, which seemingly is an inductive term. This leads to the question why Ariostotle uses an inductive term when he suggests us to do deduction reasoning. The contradiction which seemingly appears is no contradiction at all, however.

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Timo Schmitz: “Summary of Chapter Three of Aristotle’s First Book on Physics” (2017) [PDF]

In Chapter 3, Aristotle tries to show why the argument of a unity in continuity, unity in identity and unity in indivisibility cannot be uphold and therefore, a oneness is ruled out. Actually, he already ruled out the option of a oneness in Chapter 2, but in Chapter 3 he strengthens his arguments through a logical discourse on the three unities. It turns out, that there is at least always a “twoness” and thus ‘a many’.

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