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    Physics (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Aristotle, Volume editor David Bostock, Translated by Robin Waterfield

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    DescriptionFor many centuries, Aristotle's Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences This book begins with an analysis of change, which introduces us to Aristotle's central concepts of matter and form, before moving on to an account of explanation in the sciences and a defence of teleological explanation. Aristotle then turns to detailed, important, and often ingenious discussions of notions such as infinity, place, void, time, and conintuity. He ends with an argument designed to show that the changes we experience in the world demand as their cause a single unchanging cause of all change, namely God. This is the first complete translation of Physics into English since 1930. It presents Aristotle's thought accurately, while at the same time simplifying and expanding the often crabbed and elliptical style of the original, so that it is very much easier to read. A lucid introduction and extensive notes explain the general structure of each section of the book and shed light on particular problems. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Physics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aristotle, Volume editor David Bostock, Translated by Robin Waterfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540280
    ISBN 10: 0199540284
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 530
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26400
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, SCI055000
    Abridged Dewey: 530
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: Q151 .A72 2008
    BIC subject category V2: DB
    Thema V1.0: DB, PDX, PH
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Robin Waterfield has translated Republic, Symposium, and Gorgias, for World's Classics. David Bostock is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford.
    Review quote
    the editions deserve great credit for the enthusiasm of their approach ... The introductions by eminent scholars put the thoughts of the author and the history of the time into clear perspective. Oxford should be given credit for making the classics accessible for all rather than just crib notes for students. Jonathan Copeland, Lincolnshire Echo