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Joseph Bobik offers a translation of Aquinas’s De Principiis Naturae (circa 1252) and De Mixtione Elementorum (1273) accompanied by a continuous commentary, followed by two essays: “Elements in the Composition of Physical Substances” and “The Elements in Aquinas and the Elements Today.” The Principles of Nature introduces the reader to the basic Aristotelian principles such as matter and form, the four causes so fundamental to Aquinas’s philosophy. On Mixture of the Elements examines the question of how the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) remain within the physical things composed from them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xviii
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  1. Part One. De Principiis Naturae
  1. Chapter One. Generation and Corruption
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter Two. Matter, Form and Privation
  2. pp. 15-33
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  1. Chapter Three. Agent and End; Principle, Cause and Element
  2. pp. 34-56
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  1. Chapter Four. Relations Among the Four Causes
  2. pp. 57-74
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  1. Chapter Five. Divisions Within Each of the Four Causes
  2. pp. 75-89
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  1. Chapter Six. Sameness and Difference in Matter and Form
  2. pp. 90-10
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  1. Part Two. De Mixtione Elementorum
  2. pp. 101-126
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  1. Part Three. Elements in the Composition of Physical Substances
  2. pp. 127-242
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  1. Part Four. The Elements in Aquinas and the Elements Today
  2. pp. 243-316
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 317-318
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 319-326
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268074586
Related ISBN
9780268020002
MARC Record
OCLC
1016783426
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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