PHIL 20004/FNDL 20004 Thomas Aquinas's Commentary on Aristotle's Physics
In the Physics, Aristotle lays out the basic concepts and principles governing his thought about physical reality. His approach is both philosophically sophisticated and quite different from that of modern science. We will work through substantial selections, especially from Books I-IV and Book VIII, with the help of Aquinas’s expositions, which make them more digestible without diluting them. Topics to be treated include the principles of change, matter and form, the concept of nature, causality, teleology, motion, the infinite, place, time, the duration of the physical world, and the primary mover.