Theories of Weight in the Ancient World Plato weight and sensation

Theories of Weight in the Ancient World  Plato  weight and sensation

Purely for convenience , I have entitled my analysis of the earlier theory ' Weight and number ' , and my analysis of the later theory ' Weight and direction ' . Two theories , or only one ? Aristotle takes the earlier passage as ...

Author: Denis O'Brien

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004061320

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 463

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Categories: Knowledge, Theory of

Theodor Gomperz

Theodor Gomperz

O'BRIEN , D. Theories of Weight in the Ancient World . Four Essays on Democritus , Plato and Aristotle . A Study in the Development of Ideas 1. Democritus : Weight and Size . An Exercise in the Reconstruction of Early Greek Philosophy .

Author: Theodor Gomperz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004098194

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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Contains a collection of the essays of the great Viennese Hellenist Theodor Gomperz concerning the Herculanean Papyri of Epicurus and Philodemus. The Introduction presents a concise biography of Gomperz and a careful discussion of his work on Hellenistic philosophy. Das Buch enthalt eine Auswahl der "Herculanensia minora" von Theodor Gomperz. Die kurze Einleitung erhebt sich nicht den Anspruch, ein systematisches und vollstandiges Bild der herkulanensischen Studien von Gomperz zu zeichnen; sie soll lediglich zur Orientierung und Einfuhrung in die Lekture dienen.
Categories: Philosophy

Cosmic Problems

Cosmic Problems

8 WEIGHT AND MOTION IN DEMOCRITUS ' THEORY A discussion of D. O'Brien , Theories of Weight in the Ancient World , vol . 1 : ' Democritus ' : ( 1983 ) From the earliest recorded times , Greeks measured weight by using balances .

Author: David Furley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052133330X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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Cambridge English Worldwide offers: - a school-based approach with links to other subject areas throughout the course, and to other classes in different countries - content and concepts related to learners' ages and levels of ability - an organisation based on the realities of teaching English at school: mixed abilities, mixed motivation, time available, and class size - material developed and successfully piloted in collaboration with teachers and classes in many parts of the world. The course consists of six levels: Starter and 1-5. Each level is designed for courses of 40-50 class hours, with optional material to provide for courses of up to 60 hours. Level 4 is for students at an intermediate level. The Class Cassette consists of all the listening exercises in the Student's Book, which include every day conversations, interviews and some readings.
Categories: Philosophy

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

... D., Theories of Weight in the Ancient World: Four Essays on Democritus, Plato and Aristotle: A Study in the Development of Ideas, vol. I: Democritus, Weight and Size: An Exercise in the Reconstruction of Early Greek Philosophy, ...

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134262946

Category: History

Page: 965

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.
Categories: History

Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Reflections on Aristotle's Theory of aitia', in Judson (1991). Mourelatos, A. P. D. (1965), 'The Real, Appearances ... (1981), Theories of Weight in the Ancient World, i: Democritus (Leiden). —— (1984), Theories of Weight in the Ancient ...

Author: R. J. Hankinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199246564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 499

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R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings around 600 BC through to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era. The ancient Greeks were the first Western civilization to subject the ideas of cause and explanation to rigorous and detailed analysis, and to attempt to construct theories about them on the basis of logic and experience. Hankinson examines the ways in which they dealt with questions about how and why things happen as and when they do, about the basic constitution and structure of things, about function and purpose, laws of nature, chance, coincidence, and responsibility. Such diverse questions are unified by the fact that they are all demands for an account of the world that will render it amenable to prediction and control; they are therefore at the root of both philosophical and scientific enquiry. Hankinson draws on a wide range of original sources, in philosophy, naturalsciences, medicine, history, and the law, in order to create a synoptic picture of the growth and development of these central concepts in the Graeco-Roman world.
Categories: Philosophy

The Greek Cosmologists Volume 1 The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics

The Greek Cosmologists  Volume 1  The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics

Theories of Weight in the Ancient World, vol. ... Onians, R. B. The Origins of European Thought about the Body, the Soul, the World, Time, and Fate. ... Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, 3rd ed. with suppl.

Author: David Furley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521333283

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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This book is for anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy