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Article

Publication Date

4-6-2011

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10.1515/apeiron.2011.012

Abstract

By defending the following views – that Aristotle identifies the generator and perhaps the obstacle remover (in an extended sense) as an essential cause of the natural sublunary elemental motion in Physics VIII 4; that this view is consistent with the view of Physics II 1 that the sublunary simple bodies have a principle of internal motion; and that the sublunary and the celestial elements have a nature in the very same way – I shall offer what has so far eluded Aristotelian commentators: a consistent interpretation of Aristotle's theory of the natural motions of the sublunary and also the celestial elements.

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