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Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History$
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John G. T. Anderson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273764

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001

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Aristotle and Greek Natural History

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Deep Things out of Darkness

John G. T. Anderson

University of California Press

In which formal natural history flowers in Hellenic and Alexandrian cultures. Aristotle’s life, students, and the impact of his relationship with Alexander the Great is discussed; Aristotle’s “Four Causes” are related to Tinbergen’s “Four Whys” in the development of a modern science; and Theophrastus’s contribution to botany is mentioned.

Keywords:   Aristotle, Theophrastus, Alexander the Great, Athens, Persian Empire, Macedon, Four Causes

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