By Keimpe Algra

Strategies of area in Greek notion reviews historical Greek theories of actual area and position, specifically these of the classical and Hellenistic interval. those theories are defined basically just about the overall philosophical or methodological framework during which they took form. certain awareness is paid to the character and standing of the resources. introductory chapters take care of the interrelations among quite a few strategies of house and with Greek spatial terminology (including case reports of the Eleatics, Democritus and Epicurus). the rest chapters comprise distinctive experiences at the theories of area of Plato, Aristotle, the early Peripatetics and the Stoics.
The booklet is principally priceless for historians of historical physics, yet can also be of curiosity to scholars of Aristotelian dialectic, historic metaphysics, doxography, and medieval and early smooth physics.

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For they may be of what we called the (a) or (c) kind (in the case of Syrianus who views space as a three-dimensional extension allotting natural or proper places to various kinds of matter), or of the (b) kind (in the case of Damascius, whose conception of 'external' place may be described as the formative order and position of substances relative to others, whereas his 'internal' place is the formative order and position of the parts of a particular substance). 1 The position taken in the previous two sections may be summarized in the following thesis.

G. Aristotle may have given a distorted picture of the history of the Presocratic systems, by using his own terminology to describe them than to the possible ways in which we ourselves run the risk of providing misleading accounts by investing our descriptive terms and translations with too specific or just incorrect connotations. 2 may get a methodological relevance by the application of the distinction between initial and final translations or descriptions. g. when, after studying Aristotle's discussion of topos in Phys.

In this respect Epicurus and the early Stoics were important innovators. 1 The next spatial term up for discussion, to kenon, differs in an important respect from both topos and chora. The latter two are 26 See below, 53-54. For a convenient expose of these matters see now Long/ Sedley (1987) I, 30. TOPOS, CH6RA, KENON: SOME CASE STUDIES 39 nouns, whereas to kenon is a substantivation of the adjective kenos ('empty'). In common Greek usage the word kenos only occurs as an adjective to form, in combination with a noun, expressions like KetV'f\crt xepcri ('with empty hands', Herodotus I, 73) or Kevac; 1t

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