Phil. 3383/Freeland/Spring 1996
Aristotle on Causes and Teleology: Recommended Readings
on the four causes:
Gail Fine, "Forms as Causes: Plato and Aristotle," in Mathematics and Metaphysics in Aristotle, edited by Andreas Graeser. Bern: 1987.
Cynthia Freeland, "Accidental Causes and Real Explanations," in Aristotle's Physics: A Collection of Essays, edited by Lindsay Judson, 49-72. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Julius Moracsik, "What Makes Reality Intelligible? Reflections on Aristotle's Theory of Aitia," in Aristotle's Physics: A Collection of Essays, edited by Lindsay Judson, 31-48 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Bas C. van Fraassen, "A Re-examination of Aristotlešs Philosophy of Science," Dialogue 19 (1980): 20-45.
on chance and luck:
Lindsay Judson, "Chance and 'Always or For the most Part' in Aristotle," in Aristotle's Physics: A Collection of Essays, edited by Lindsay Judson, 73-100. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
on teleology and necessity:
David Charles, "Teleological Causation in the Physics," in Aristotle's Physics: A Collection of Essays, edited by Lindsay Judson, 101-28. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
John Cooper, "Aristotle on Natural Teleology," in Language and Logos, edited by Malcolm Schofield and Martha Nussbaum. Cambridge: 1982.
John Cooper, "Hypothetical Necessity," in Aristotle on Nature and Living Things, edited by Allan Gotthelf. Pittsburgh: 1985.
Allan Gotthelf, "Aristotle's Conception of Final Causality," Review of Metaphysics 30 (1976-7): 226-54; reprinted with a Postscript in Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology, ed. Gotthelf and James G. Lennox. Cambridge: 1987.
I have two copies of the Judson volume, and will be happy to loan one out to students short-term for xeroxing.
See also the excellent bibliographies in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle, edited by Jonathan Barnes (Cambridge University Press, 1995).
March 18, 1996