Allan Gotthelf – Aristotle as Scientist: A Proper Verdict
The Concordia Philosophy 2010/2011 Colloquium Series Presents:
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.
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.
The Colloquium Series is sponsored by the Concordia University Philosophy Department.