On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

John Philoponus


Of Philoponus' remark at the Meteorology in simple terms that on chapters 1-9 and 12 of the 1st publication has been preserved. it's translated during this sequence in volumes, the 1st protecting chapters 1-3; the second one (this quantity) chapters 4-9 and 12. the topics mentioned the following contain the character of fiery and light-weight phenomena within the sky, the formation of comets, the Milky approach, the houses of wet exhalation, and the formation of hail. Philoponus will pay precise awareness to the excellence among the plain and the true one of the sky phenomena; he criticises Aristotle's concept of the Milky approach as sublunary, and argues for its foundation within the heavenly realm; provides an in depth exposition of Aristotelian idea of antiperistasis, mutual substitute of the new and the chilly, because the mechanism of condensation and comparable procedures. As within the first quantity, Philoponus demonstrates scholarly erudition and familiarity with equipment and result of post-Aristotelian Greek technology. regardless of the fragmented nation of the paintings and the style of observation, the reader will locate the weather of a coherent photo of the cosmos in keeping with an intensive re-thinking of Aristotelian meteorology and physics. the quantity can be of curiosity to all scholars of old and medieval philosophy, historical past of Early glossy philosophy, historical past and philosophy of technology.

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