Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics by Edward Feser

By Edward Feser

Aristotle on strategy and Metaphysics is a set of latest and state of the art essays through widespread Aristotle students and Aristotelian philosophers on issues in ontology, causation, modality, essentialism, the metaphysics of existence, typical theology, and medical and philosophical method. although grounded in cautious exegesis of Aristotle's writings, the quantity goals to illustrate the continued relevance of Aristotelian rules to modern philosophical debate.

The members are Robert Bolton, Stephen Boulter, David Charles, Edward Feser, Lloyd Gerson, Gyula Klima, Kathrin Koslicki, E. J. Lowe, Fred D. Miller, Jr., David S. Oderberg, Christopher Shields, Allan Silverman, Tuomas Tahko, and Stephen Williams.

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And it is here that one also begins to see how it can arise that the humble metaphysician could potentially be called upon to correct the august scientist (although both hats can be worn by one and the same person). If two conflicting lines of thought happen to be scientific theories, and the conflict is not merely prima facie, then something has to give. And in these cases, the solution to the conflict will not be found within either of the conflicting sciences, and neither science can claim the authority to overrule the other without basing that claim on some extra-scientific judgments.

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Owen (1961, 243) concludes that the word phainomenon, along, consequently, with various others words with which it tends to be paired, such as epagôgê (induction) and aporia (puzzle, or difficulty), is “ambiguous”, primarily as between a linguistic and empirical sense. Evidently, then, according to Owen, the ambiguity is not the sort Aristotle recognizes as homonymy “by chance” (apo tuchês; EN 1096 b26). For doubts about the alleged related ambiguity of epagôgê, see Engberg-Pederson (1979, 301ff).

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