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Aristotle on the matter of the elements

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This thesis is an investigation into the simplest material entities recognised by Aristotle's theory of nature. In general, the position I defend is that the four 'so-called elements' fire, air, water, and earth are, for Aristotle, genuine elements, i.e., the simplest material constituents, of bodies. In particular, I deal with two problems, the first concerning the relationship between the four 'so-called elements' and the primary contraries, hot-cold, dry-wet; and the second con...

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University College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of Philosophy

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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602435535
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