[FE 3770]  BAC. 3rd yr/LIC. Reading a thomistic text: Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics 24.25

Semester I
tuesday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: CAMP, Isobel
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
tuesday 14:30 - 16:15


This reading course will engage with various key texts to indicate the fundamental principles and notions of this science. Particular attention will be given to Book 2 to explain the key principles of Philosophy of Nature, the definition of the object of natural science, and causal notions. Other texts include an analysis of movement and its various species, followed by a study of the notions of place and time. The course will conclude with a demonstration of the First Mover.

Baccalaureate students: lettura guidata

Licence students: course


Thomas de Aquino, In VIII libros Physicorum Expositio in Opera Omnia, iussu impensaque Leonis XIII P.M. edita. Romae: ex typographia polyglota et al. 1882-1996; (Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics. Translated by R. Blackwell, R. Spath, and W. Thirlkel. Notre Dame, Indiana: Dumb Ox Books, 1999); D. Bostock, Space, Time Matter, and Form: Essays on Aristotle’s “Physics.” Oxford: New York: Oxford University Press, 2006; S. Broadie, Nature, Change and Agency in Aristotle’s Physics: A Philosophical study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982; W. Charlton, Aristotle Physics Books I and II. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006