Aristotle’s Aether and Contemporary Science

  title={Aristotle’s Aether and Contemporary Science},
  author={Christopher A. Decaen},
  journal={The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review},
  pages={375 - 429}
  • C. Decaen
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review
P OF THE perennial philosophy tend to be embarrassed by its natural science, and this is, to some extent, understandable. That the progress of the sciences in the past four hundred years coincided with a widespread repudiation of Aristotle's philosophy in general, and his natural philosophy in particular, is not coincidental. As the natural philosophers of the 1600s looked at nature more and more closely, evidence began to accumulate that much of what Aristotle thought was true about nature was… 
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