Marjorie Grene, Aristotle's Philosophy of Science and Aristotle's Biology

PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:365 - 377 (1984)
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Professor Grene's work on Aristotle is considered under three headings: teleology, form, and reductionism. A picture of Aristotle's philosophy of biology is sketched which stresses three elements: the place of living activity in the teleological account of the development and nature of organic structures; the functional nature of Aristotelian form; and the autonomy of biology as a natural science with its own basic principles. These elements are aspects of Aristotle's approach to biology with which Professor Grene has expressed sympathy.



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