notion of formal identity, according to O'Callaghan, provides resources for constructing an account of this relation that is both intelligible to contemporary readers and faithful to St.
could profit by studying medieval discussions of the question whether an ethics of habit is consistent with a belief in human responsibility.
Wallace published an English translation of these Aristotelian
materials with extensive commentary notes under the title Galileo's Early Notebooks: The Physical Questions (1977).
Ever since Myles Burnyeat's 1992 essay on Aristotle's psychology of perception, there has been a broad agreement that the Aristotelian
tradition has quite a different agenda from the Cartesian one when it comes to questions of mind, body, and soul.
19) The classic history of the debate between the Aristotelians
and the Ptolemaists remains Pierre Duhem, To Save the Phenomena: An Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory from Plato to Galileo, trans.
It is the same with uninstantiated mathematical structures, according to the semi-Platonist Aristotelian
: a ratio (say) whether small and instantiated or huge and uninstantiated, is part of a necessary spectrum of ratios (as Platonists think), but an instantiated ratio is literally a relation between two actual (say) lengths (as Aristotelians
think) and is thus something found in the physical world.
But this did not come through the Aristotelians
, who never really left the Greek tradition, but through the Benedictines and later the Franciscans.
The Indo-European Aristotelians
are a marked minority in the world, and yet they are to a large extent in control.
Yet he begins his case for the pre-eminence of theology by relying on the material object/formal object distinction standardly employed by Aristotelians
to distinguish the sciences of physics, mathematics, and metaphysics in order to show that there really is a formal object specific to theology.
But the difference should not seriously affect the arguments to follow, for all Aristotelians
take well-being to consist at least primarily in virtuous activity.
Rather, from Yu's own description, it appears that Mencius provides an ascending philosophical complement to Confucius's descending (revelatory) religious tradition; he does so in a way strikingly similar, at least on the conceptual level, to the work of Christian Aristotelians
during the Middle Ages.
Again in line with the Aristotelians
, al-Sijzi only recognizes that conception which is 'essential' and revealed by way of a rational intuition or expressed in a definition.
Lisska's repristination of Aristotelian
teleology may be within speaking distance of neo-Aristotelians
like Martha Nussbaum, but it is not going to persuade the likes of Richard Rorty or Dworkin.
Newton's predecessors, such as Galileo, Kepler and Hooke, were moving away from the Aristotelian
world view, in which the behavior of objects is dictated by the "qualities" they possess; Aristotelians
believed, for example, that a stone falls because its "nature" necessitates that it move toward the center of the universe, or that planets travel in circular orbits because the circle is a heavenly form.
Do these interpretations mostly interest Aristotelians