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Cause and explanation in ancient Greek thought, R.J. Hankinson

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Cause and explanation in ancient Greek thought
Title
Cause and explanation in ancient Greek thought
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Hankinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work traces the history of ancient Greek thought about causation and explanation. It examines ways in which they dealt with questions about how and why things happen, about the constitution and structure of things, laws of nature, and more
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Hankinson, R. J
Dewey number
122/.0938
Index
index present
LC call number
B187.C38
LC item number
H36 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Causation
  • Explanation
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Causalité
  • Explication
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Causation
  • Explanation
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Kausalität
  • Erklärung
  • Griechenland
  • Causaliteit
  • Verklaring
  • Griekse oudheid
Label
Cause and explanation in ancient Greek thought, R.J. Hankinson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-475) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Contents -- Note on Citations -- Introduction -- I. The Presocratics -- 1. Prehistory -- 2. The Milesians -- 3. Causal Origination -- 4. Pluralism and Emergence -- 5. Conclusions -- II. Science and Sophistry -- 1. Rational Medicine -- 2. The Sophists -- 3. History -- 4. Conclusions -- III. Plato -- 1. Metaphysics and Causation -- 2. Causation and the Soul -- 3. Hypothesis and Explanation -- 4. Timaeus: The Model Applied -- 5. Coda: Mathematical and Astronomical Theory -- 6. Conclusions -- IV. Aristotle: Explanation and Nature
  • 1. The Structure of Reality2. Causation and Coincidence -- 3. Teleological Explanation -- 4. The Explanation of Action -- 5. Conclusions -- V. Aristotle: Explanation and the World -- 1. Demonstration and Explanation -- 2. Observation and Science -- 3. Theophrastus and After -- 4. Conclusions -- VI. The Atomists -- 1. Democritus -- 2. Epicureanism and Explanation -- 3. Freedom and the Explanation of Action -- 4. Later Epicurean Scientific Epistemology -- 5. Conclusions -- VII. The Stoics -- 1. Stoic Causal Theory -- 2. Freedom and Determinism
  • 3. Stoic Cosmology4. Conclusions -- VIII. The Sceptics -- 1. The Development of Scepticism -- 2. Aenesidemus against the Aetiologists -- 3. The General Attack on Causes -- 4. The Modes of Agrippa -- 5. Scepticism and Science -- 6. Conclusions -- IX. Explanation in the Medical Schools -- 1. The Limits of Explanation -- 2. Empiricism and Rationalism -- 3. Methodism -- 4. Conclusions -- X. The Age of Synthesis -- 1. The Origins of Syncretism -- 2. The Convergence of the Schools -- 3. The Emergence of Middle Platonism
  • 4. The Revival of Aristotelianism: Alexander of Aphrodisias5. Conclusions -- XI. Science and Explanation -- 1. Ptolemy -- 2. Galen: The Structure of Causation -- 3. The Aristotelian Influence -- 4. Galen's Teleology -- 5. Powers, Functions, and Activities -- 6. Conclusions -- XII. The Neoplatonists -- 1. The Roots of Neoplatonism -- 2. Plotinus' System -- 3. After Plotinus -- 4. Conclusions and Reflections -- Appendix: List of Abbreviated Principles -- References -- Index of Passages Cited -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F
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317284274
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 499 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191597572
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)317284274
Label
Cause and explanation in ancient Greek thought, R.J. Hankinson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-475) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Contents -- Note on Citations -- Introduction -- I. The Presocratics -- 1. Prehistory -- 2. The Milesians -- 3. Causal Origination -- 4. Pluralism and Emergence -- 5. Conclusions -- II. Science and Sophistry -- 1. Rational Medicine -- 2. The Sophists -- 3. History -- 4. Conclusions -- III. Plato -- 1. Metaphysics and Causation -- 2. Causation and the Soul -- 3. Hypothesis and Explanation -- 4. Timaeus: The Model Applied -- 5. Coda: Mathematical and Astronomical Theory -- 6. Conclusions -- IV. Aristotle: Explanation and Nature
  • 1. The Structure of Reality2. Causation and Coincidence -- 3. Teleological Explanation -- 4. The Explanation of Action -- 5. Conclusions -- V. Aristotle: Explanation and the World -- 1. Demonstration and Explanation -- 2. Observation and Science -- 3. Theophrastus and After -- 4. Conclusions -- VI. The Atomists -- 1. Democritus -- 2. Epicureanism and Explanation -- 3. Freedom and the Explanation of Action -- 4. Later Epicurean Scientific Epistemology -- 5. Conclusions -- VII. The Stoics -- 1. Stoic Causal Theory -- 2. Freedom and Determinism
  • 3. Stoic Cosmology4. Conclusions -- VIII. The Sceptics -- 1. The Development of Scepticism -- 2. Aenesidemus against the Aetiologists -- 3. The General Attack on Causes -- 4. The Modes of Agrippa -- 5. Scepticism and Science -- 6. Conclusions -- IX. Explanation in the Medical Schools -- 1. The Limits of Explanation -- 2. Empiricism and Rationalism -- 3. Methodism -- 4. Conclusions -- X. The Age of Synthesis -- 1. The Origins of Syncretism -- 2. The Convergence of the Schools -- 3. The Emergence of Middle Platonism
  • 4. The Revival of Aristotelianism: Alexander of Aphrodisias5. Conclusions -- XI. Science and Explanation -- 1. Ptolemy -- 2. Galen: The Structure of Causation -- 3. The Aristotelian Influence -- 4. Galen's Teleology -- 5. Powers, Functions, and Activities -- 6. Conclusions -- XII. The Neoplatonists -- 1. The Roots of Neoplatonism -- 2. Plotinus' System -- 3. After Plotinus -- 4. Conclusions and Reflections -- Appendix: List of Abbreviated Principles -- References -- Index of Passages Cited -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F
  • Gh -- i -- j -- k -- l -- m -- n -- o -- p -- q -- r -- s -- t -- u -- v -- w -- x -- z
Control code
317284274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 499 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191597572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)317284274

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