Subverting aristotle is the first to focus on the religious polemics accompanying the scientific controversies that led to the eventual demise of aristotelian natural philosophy martins thesis draws extensively on primary source material from england france italy germany and the netherlands. Subverting aristotle religion history and philosophy in early modern science martin craig on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers how new thinking about history evidence and scientific authority depended on undermining the authority of aristotelianism the belief that aristotles philosophy is incompatible with christianity is hardly controversial today. The cover of craig martins subverting aristotle religion history and philosophy in early modern science hints at the surprises inside a cross replaces the t and a stands for the n in the title beneath which aristotles effigy is set upside down. Subverting aristotle the title of this excellent contribution by a specialist in the field of early modern science and philosophy plays on the grammatical ambiguity of the word subverting which can be read either as a participle therefore as an adjective suggesting that aristotle was a subversive author or as a gerund therefore as a noun suggesting that the subversion of . In subverting aristotle craig martin takes us on a brisk trot through the history of anti aristotelianism from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centurysingling out one particular strand of hostility to aristotle he first traces the problems that arose from the continuous attempts on the part of both philosophers and theologians to adapt a pagan greek philosophy to the needs of european
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