Imagen del editor

Necessity, Cause, and Blame. Perspectives on Aristotle's Theory.

SORABJI, Richard:

6 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0801411629 / ISBN 13: 9780801411625
Editorial: Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980., 1980
Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Ted Kottler, Bookseller (Redondo Beach, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 5 de enero de 2002

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 52,48 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 5,52 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

First Edition. Frontispiece, xvi, 326 pp. Original cloth. Very Good+, without dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 14812

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Necessity, Cause, and Blame. Perspectives on...

Editorial: Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980.

Año de publicación: 1980

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Edición: 1st Edition

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

A discussion of Aristotle’s thought on determinism and culpability, Necessity, Cause, and Blame also reveals Richard Sorabji’s own philosophical commitments. He makes the original argument here that Aristotle separates the notions of necessity and cause, rejecting both the idea that all events are necessarily determined as well as the idea that a non-necessitated event must also be non-caused. In support of this argument, Sorabji engages in a wide-ranging discussion of explanation, time, free will, essence, and purpose in nature. He also provides historical perspective, arguing that these problems remain intimately bound up with modern controversies.
 
Necessity, Cause and Blame would be counted by all as one of Sorabji’s finest. The book is essential for philosophers—both specialists on the Greeks and modern thinkers about free will—and also compelling for non-specialists.”—Martha Nussbaum
“Original and important . . . The book relates Aristotle’s discussions to both the contemporary debates on determinism and causation and the ancient ones. It is especially detailed on Stoic arguments about necessity . . . and on the social and legal background to Aristotle’s thought.”—Choice
 
“It is difficult to convey the extraordinary richness of this book. . . . A Greekless philosopher could read it with pleasure . . . At the same time, its learning and scholarship are enormous.”—G. E. M. Anscombe, Times Literary Supplement

About the Author:

Richard Sorabji is emeritus professor of philosophy at King’s College, London, and fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He is the author of Time, Creation and the Continuum; Matter, Space, and Motion; Animal Minds and Human Morals; Emotion and Peace of Mind, and Self: Ancient and Modern Insights, the last forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. He is also general editor of seventy volumes to date of The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, and coeditor of The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

CREDIT CARD ORDERS MAY ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON BEHALF OF ABE. Personal/bank/traveler's checks (made payable to Ted Kottler), money orders, international money orders are fine. All books are First Editions, in original cloth bindings, and in Very Good or better condition, unless otherwise noted. Returns: with prior notice and within 10 days. I am always interested in purchasing First Editions of scholarly, hardcover books in the history of science and the history of medicine, as well as First Edition...

Más información
Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Giro Postal Dinero en Efectivo Letra de Cambio