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Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science
Part I. Inquiry and Explanation: Introduction 1. Divide and explain: the Posterior Analytics in practice 2. Between data and demonstration: the Analytics and the Historia Animalium 3. AristotelianExpand
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History and Philosophy of Science: a Phylogenetic approach
In the aftermath of Thomas Kuhn's The structure of scientific revolutions, there was a great deal of discussion about the relationship between the History of Science and the Philosophy of Science. AExpand
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Aristotle on the Emergence of Material Complexity: Meteorology IV and Aristotle’s Biology
  • James G. Lennox
  • Biology
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society…
  • 1 September 2014
In this article I defend an account of Meteorology IV as providing a material-level causal account of the emergence of uniform materials with a wide range of dispositional properties not found at theExpand
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Aristotle on Chance
Aristotle's technical concepts of Chance and spontaneity play three crucial roles in bis philosophy of science. In bis accounts of bis predecessors' views on scientific explanation, Empedocles andExpand
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Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences
Leading biologists and philosophers of biology discuss the basic theories and concepts of biology and their connections with ethics, economics, and psychology, providing a remarkably unified reportExpand
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Aristotle on the unity and disunity of science
Concerns about the unity and disunity of science were as strongly felt in the 4th century BC as they have been in the 20th AD. We know from Plato’s Republic VI and VII that by the middle of the 4thExpand
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Biological Teleology: The Need for History
Teleology is a mode of explanation in which something is explained by appealing to a particular result or consequence that it brings about, and it has its roots in the philosophies of Plato andExpand
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Aristotle on Norms of Inquiry
  • James G. Lennox
  • Psychology
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society…
  • 8 April 2011
Where does Aristotle stand in the debate between rationalism and empiricism? The locus classicus on this question, Posterior Analytics II. 19, seems clearly empiricist. Yet many commentators haveExpand
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