The treatise On Generation and Corruption (GC) consists of a general account of generation and corruption (offered in the first book) plus an elemental theory (advanced in the second book). This introduction explores the relation between these two pieces. The upshot of this exploration is that the unity of the treatise is stronger than it is often thought. Far from being a suboptimal amalgam of various pieces, the treatise is the best and most efficient way to fulfill the promise made at the outset, where an account of the nature and causes of generation and corruption is announced, including how they differ from other natural processes such as alteration and growth.

On Aristotle's Generation and Corruption II : An Introduction / A. Falcon - In: Aristotle On Generation and Corruption. 2: Introduction, Translation, and Interpretative Essays / [a cura di] P. Dimas, A. Falcon, S. Kelsey. - [s.l] : Cambridge University Press, 2022 Nov 24. - ISBN 9781009239936. - pp. 3-21

On Aristotle's Generation and Corruption II : An Introduction

A. Falcon
2022

Abstract

The treatise On Generation and Corruption (GC) consists of a general account of generation and corruption (offered in the first book) plus an elemental theory (advanced in the second book). This introduction explores the relation between these two pieces. The upshot of this exploration is that the unity of the treatise is stronger than it is often thought. Far from being a suboptimal amalgam of various pieces, the treatise is the best and most efficient way to fulfill the promise made at the outset, where an account of the nature and causes of generation and corruption is announced, including how they differ from other natural processes such as alteration and growth.
Aristotle; Natural Philosophy; Generation; Corruption; Elements; Matter
Settore M-FIL/07 - Storia della Filosofia Antica
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