Edward Feser – Aristotle’s Revenge
The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science
English | PDF | Pagine: 524 | Editiones Scholasticae | 2019
Actuality and potentiality, substantial form and prime matter, efficient causality and teleology are among the fundamental concepts of Aristotelian philosophy of nature. Aristotle’s Revenge argues that these concepts are not only compatible with modern science, but are implicitly presupposed by modern science.
Among the many topics covered are:
The metaphysical presuppositions of scientific method.
The status of scientific realism
The metaphysics of space and time.
The metaphysics of quantum mechanics.
Reductionism in chemistry and biology.
The metaphysics of evolution.
The book interacts heavily with the literature on these issues in contemporary analytic metaphysics and philosophy of science, so as to bring contemporary philosophy and science into dialogue with the Aristotelian tradition.