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66 p.
Media & Microtext Center
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1 sheet
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Stanford University architectural drawings collection, 1889-2001
Plan of Circulation and Building Sites in Physics and Jordan Quads (stored as Q4 but could also be Q14)
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151 p. ; 24 cm.
The first translation into English of this commentary, Philoponus explains Aristotle's account of place to elementary students.
Green Library
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1 online resource (159 pages).
  • Introduction Textual Emendations Translation Notes Bibliography English-Greek Glossary Greek-English Index Index of Passages Cited General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780932118 20180530
Aristotle's account of place, in which he defined a thing's place as the inner surface of its nearest immobile container, was supported by the Latin Middle Ages, even 1600 years after his death, though it had not convinced many ancient Greek philosophers. The sixth century commentator Philoponus took a more common-sense view. For him, place was an immobile three-dimensional extension, whose essence did not preclude its being empty, even if for other reasons it had always to be filled with body. However, Philoponus reserved his own definition for an excursus, already translated in this series, The Corollary on Place. In the text translated here he wanted instead to explain Aristotle's view to elementary students. The recent conjecture that he wished to attract young fellow Christians away from the official pagan professor of philosophy in Alexandria has the merit of explaining why he expounds Aristotle here, rather than attacking him. But he still puts the students through their paces, for example when discussing Aristotle's claim that place cannot be a body, or two bodies would coincide. This volume contains an English translation of Philoponus' commentary, as well as a detailed introduction, extensive explanatory notes and a bibliography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780932118 20180530
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xii, 127 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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1 online resource (143 pages).
  • Preface Richard Sorabji Translator's Note Translation Notes Bibliography English-Greek Glossary Greek-English Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780715640883 20180530
Philoponus' commentary on the last part of Aristotle's Physics Book 4 does not offer major alternatives to Aristotle's science, as did his commentary on the earlier parts, concerning place, vacuum and motion in a vacuum. Aristotle's subject here is time, and his treatment of it had led to controversy in earlier writers. Philoponus does offer novelties when he treats motion round a bend as in one sense faster than motion on the straight over the same distance in the same time, because of the need to consider the greater effort involved. And he points out that in an earlier commentary on Book 8 he had argued against Aristotle for the possibility of a last instant of time. This volume contains an English translation of Philoponus' commentary, as well as a detailed introduction, extensive explanatory notes and a bibliography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780715640883 20180530
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185 p. ; 24 cm.
In the chapters discussed in this section of "Philoponus' Physics commentary" Aristotle explores a range of questions about the basic structure of reality, the nature of prime matter, the principles of change, the relation between form and matter, and the issue of whether things can come into being out of nothing, and if so, in what sense that is true. Philoponus' commentaries do not merely report and explain Aristotle and the other thinkers whom Aristotle is discussing. They are also the philosophical work of an independent thinker in the Neoplatonic tradition. Philoponus has his own, occasionally idiosyncratic, views on a number of important issues, and he sometimes disagrees with other teachers whose views he has encountered perhaps in written texts, and sometimes in oral delivery. A number of distinctive passages of philosophical importance occur in this part of Book 1, in which we see Philoponus at work on issues in physics and cosmology, as well as logic and metaphysics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780715637876 20160610
Philosophy Library (Tanner)
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338 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xix, 300 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 194 p. : ill.
  • Aristotle on the principles of change in physics I
  • Aristotle on the transmutation of the elements in De generatione et corruptione I. 1-4
  • Aristotle's theory of matter
  • Aristotle on teleology in nature
  • Aristotle's theory of form
  • Aristotle on the Eleatics in physics I. 2-3
  • Aristotle, Zeno, and the potential infinite
  • A note on Aristotle's account of place
  • Aristotle's account of time
  • Aristotle on continuity in physics VI.
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vi, 194 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Aristotle on the principles of change in Physics I-- 2. Transmutation of the Elements in De Generatione et Corruptione 1.1-4-- 3. Aristotle's Theory of Matter-- 4. Aristotle on Teleology in Nature-- 5. Aristotle's Theory of Form-- 6. Aristotle on the Eleatics in Physics I, 2-3-- 7. Aristotle, Zeno, and the Potential Infinite-- 8. Note on Aristotle's Account of Place-- 9. Aristotle's Account of Time-- 10. Aristotle on Continuity in Physics VI.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199286867 20160528
Space, Time, Matter, and Form collects ten of David Bostock's essays on themes from Aristotle's Physics, four of them published here for the first time. The first five papers look at issues raised in the first two books of the Physics, centred on notions of matter and form, and the idea of substance as what persists through change. They also range over other of Aristotle's scientific works, such as his biology and psychology and the account of change in his De Generatione et Corruptione. The volume's remaining essays examine themes in later books of the Physics, including infinity, place, time, and continuity. Bostock argues that Aristotle's views on these topics are of real interest in their own right, independent of his notions of substance, form, and matter; they also raise some pressing problems of interpretation, which these essays seek to resolve.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199286867 20160528
Green Library
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xxxi, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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3 v. ; 23 cm.
  • t. 1. Introduction
  • t. 2. Quaestiones (L. I-L. IIII)
  • t. 3. Quaestiones (L. IV-L. VIII).
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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[20], 108 p. : ill.
Media & Microtext Center
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362 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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[4], 262, [2] pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 32 cm (fol.)
Medical Library (Lane)
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220, [12] p.
Media & Microtext Center
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235 p. : 3 ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Background to the Solvay councils: preface - when physicists held a "witches' sabbath", I. Stengers-- Ernest Solvay -the system, the law and the council, D. Devriese and G. Wallenborn-- Rutherford, the Cavendish laboratory and the Solvay congresses, J. Hughes-- Paul Langevin and the French scientists at the Solvay conferences, B. Bensaude-Vincent-- the Solvay councils and the Nobel institution, E. Crawford-- the organization of science in the 19th century, G. Vanpaemel-- physics prior to the first council, P. Marage and G. Wallenborn. Part 2 The birth of modern physics: the first Solvay council-- 1913-1921 - from the second to the third council-- 1927 - the fifth council-- the debate between Einstein and Bohr, or how to interpret quantum mechanics-- 1933 - the seventh council-- a new era.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764357054 20160528
The Solvay Councils, called since 1911 by Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay have had a major impact on the birth and development of modern physics, especially quantum and nuclear physics. This text tells the story of the Councils through the presentation of reports and debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764357054 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 736 p. 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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