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Allan Gotthelf – Aristotle as Scientist: A Proper Verdict

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Concordia Philosophy 2010/2011 Colloquium Series Presents:

Allan Gotthelf
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh

“Aristotle as Scientist: A Proper Verdict”
(With emphasis on his biological works)

Friday November 12 2010, 16:30-18:30
Room H-769, Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.

Abstract:
Aristotle was not an “armchair theorist”, spinning theories out of his head, who “held back the course of science for two thousand years”.  And though he was a brilliant and careful observer, some of whose findings were not rediscovered until the 19th century, his greatness as a scientist does not lie in that.  His greatness lies rather in the systematic and explanatory character of his work – in, broadly speaking, the scientific methodology he practiced.

All Welcome
The Colloquium Series is sponsored by the Concordia University Philosophy Department.

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