On the "Perceptible Bodies" at De Generatione et Corruptione II.1

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Title: On the "Perceptible Bodies" at De Generatione et Corruptione II.1
Authors: Crowley, Timothy J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11076
Date: 7-Aug-2019
Online since: 2019-09-11T09:04:50Z
Abstract: Near the beginning of De Gen. et Cor. II.1, Aristotle claims that the generation and corruption of all naturally constituted substances are “not without the perceptible bodies” (328b32-33). It is not clear what he intends by this. In this paper I offer a new interpretation of this assertion. I argue that the assumption behind the usual reading, namely, that these “perceptible bodies” ought to be distinguished from the naturally constituted substances, is flawed, and that the assertion is best understood as a claim that Aristotle has established in the second half of the first book of the De Gen. et Cor.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Archai: The Origins of Western Thought UNESCO Chair
Journal: Archai: The Origins of Western Thought
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
Copyright (published version): 2019 the Author
Keywords: AristotlePhysicsGenerationBodiesPerceptibilityElementsPrime matterContactTangibility
DOI: 10.14195/1984-249X_27
Other versions: http://periodicos.unb.br/index.php/archai/article/view/26559
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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