The Novelty and Audacity of Aristotle's Physics
Concordia University & The Institute for Advanced Study
Wednesday, April 23rd
4:30 PM in 324 Papazian Hall
This talk contends that a full appreciation of Aristotle's contribution to ancient philosophical thought requires studying not only the philosophical background against which his doctrines were developed, but also how his views were received in antiquity. More specifically, the novelty and audacity of Aristotle's approach to understanding the natural world is revealed both by contrasting it with the approaches of the Presocratics and Plato and by investigating the often mixed reception of Aristotle's doctrines within the Aristotelian tradition in antiquity.