Course: Aristotle on Nature
Rev Dr Andrew Murray SM
Starts Tuesday 1 June
This course will involve a careful reading of texts of Aristotle on nature and the workings of nature beginning with Physics I – III and then Meteorology I & II. Contrast will be made with the early modern conception of nature, much of which we live with today. For Aristotle, nature is a principle of motion and the world is understood best through its most sophisticated substances – human beings. Nevertheless, Aristotle was interested in the details of natural events and we will reflect on wind, rain, the saltiness of the sea and earthquakes, among other things.
Andrew Murray is a Marist Father, who spent most of his life teaching philosophy, first at Catholic Theological Union and then at Catholic Institute of Sydney. He maintains a special interest in Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle.
Presenter: Rev Dr Andrew Murray SM
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, Sydney
When: Four Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, 1, 8, 15 & 22 June, 2021
Cost: $150 (including printed readings and notes)
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