One of the best things out there - on a par with William Wallace's work,
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This review is from: Aristotelian-Thomistic Philosophy of Measure and the International System of Units (SI): Correlation of International System of Units With the Philosophy of Aristotle and St. Thomas (Hardcover)
This is a really good book bridging a gap that between the Categories and Modernity. It deals with the order of emanations. It forestalls Kantianism and all forms of psuedorealism as well as so called "empiricism". This means its beyond most philosophers to appreciate- which is a pity because it is part of the cure to the modern dominance of sensationalism in both its forms- german or any Idealism and British Empiricism. It deals interestingly with what I call "Wave Trigonometry" which is the Newtonian bridge to modern mathematical physics from ancient Euclidean trigonometry.
Useful and good for all those interested in Truth and the fact that being is the object of the intellect.
Only a slight criticism - and I haven't finished the book yet and that is a tendency to ascribe to Thomas Aquinas -an instrumentalism that spoils the steady unfolding from emanations "beyond" substance itself into the order of Quantitas Virtutis and real relations among substances established by the Q V's relations.
In other words there was a golden opportunity to draw a continuity between ancient and modern science as William Wallace did in "Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof" and his histories of science. And do this in a deeper more profound way than Wallace did.
I can understand the tendency to completely separate distinctions once they are made but we distinquish in order to unify. Besides all science requires a return to the concrete for its full realisation. The modern mathematical physics has established real truths not simply mathematical truths.
Still light years ahead of "Philosophy of Science".
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Initial post: May 26, 2012 4:02:44 PM PDT
A. Aversa says:
Whose "Philosophy of Science" do you refer to? Have you read Wallace's The Modeling of Nature: Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis? How does this book compare to that one? Thanks
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