Aristotle on Chance

@inproceedings{Lennox1984AristotleOC,
  title={Aristotle on Chance},
  author={J. Lennox},
  year={1984}
}
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 and Democritus are singled out äs invoking chance and spontaneity where Aristotle insists teleological explanation is required. In bis own theory of explanation, certain biological processes are characterized äs 'spontaneous'. And in bis ethical writings, chance plays a crucial role in determining… Expand
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