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Philosophy of Nature I

Code: 67466
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Ljudevit Hanžek
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Basic objective of the course is the students acquaintance of the key concepts of classical philosophy of nature in their historical realizations from Aristotel to Boscovich: force and matter, space and time, continuum and infinity.

Course content:

1. Classical philosophy of nature in epochal historical relaizations (2L)
2. Plato's philosophy of nature (2L)
3. Aristotle on infinity (2L)
4. Aristotle on continuum (2L)
5. Aristotle on motion (2L)
6. Aristotle on place, void and time (2L)
7. Substantial and accidental change in material beings (2L)
8. Material beings composed of act and potency (2L)
9. Proofs of hylomorphic composition of material beings (2L)
10. Metaphysical consequences of hylomorphic composition of material beings (2L)
11. Petrić on infinity (2L)
12. Petrić on continuum (2L)
13. Two attempts at mathematization: Cavalieri's method of indivisibles and
Newton's method of first and final proportions (2L)
14. Boscovich on force and matter (2L)
15. Boscovich on space and time (2L
  1. Aristotel: Fizika
  2. Toma Akvinski: Izabrano djelo
  3. Frane Petrić: Nova sveopća fillozofija (Pancosmia)
  4. Ivica Martinović: Neprekidnina i beskonačnina od predsokratovaca do Newtona (samo za studente)
  5. Ivica Martinović: Petrićevi prigovori Aristotelovu pojmu neprekidnine
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Philosophy
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