Apeiron 46 (4):1-28 (2013)

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Christopher Noble
Syracuse University
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In developing his theory of aether in De Caelo 1, Aristotle argues, in DC 1.4, that one circular motion cannot be contrary to another. In this paper, I discuss how Aristotle can maintain this position and accept the existence of celestial spheres that rotate in contrary directions, as he does in his revision of the Eudoxan theory in Metaphysics 12.8.
Keywords motion  Aristotle  De Caelo  astronomy  element  aether
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DOI 10.1515/apeiron-2013-0011
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