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Malcolm Schofield

Malcolm Schofield is co-editor of The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy.

Aristotle’s legacy

Malcolm Schofield, 17 February 2005

The hero of this genial and highly accessible book – first of a projected quartet – is Aristotle. What prompts Anthony Kenny’s admiration above all is evidence for the first time in Aristotle of detailed observations of natural phenomena; a sound and pioneering grasp of the roles of observation and theory in scientific method; the invention of the notion of a system of...

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