Aristotle s First Principles

Aristotle s First Principles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Terence Irwin
  • ISBN-10 : 9780198242901
  • Release : 1990
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Aristotle's reliance on dialectic as a method of philosophy appears to conflict with his metaphysical realist view of his conclusions. This book explores Aristotle's philosophical method and the merits of his conclusions, and shows how he defends dialectic against the objection that it cannot justify a metaphysical realist's claims. The author does not presuppose extensive previous acquaintance with Aristotle. Greek texts are translated, and Greek words transliterated.

First Principles

First Principles

  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Author : Don Foy
  • ISBN-10 : 9780875862026
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: Law
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Foy explores the differences between the foundations of modernism and traditionalism, how those differences work, and what they mean. for our values and relationships: expectations within the family, how we view science, and the qualities we hold as virtue.

On First Principles

On First Principles

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Author : Origen
  • ISBN-10 : 9781620328316
  • Release : 2012-12-14
  • Genre: Religion
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Being Koetschau's text of the De Principiis translated into English, together with an introduction and notes by G. W. Butterworth Origen's On First Principles was the first attempt to formulate a coherent system of Christian philosophy, and also the best expression of the theologian's general opinions. The work is divided into four parts: book one deals with God and creation, book two with creation (rational and irrational natures), providence, and redemption, and book four with the interpretation of Holy Scripture. Origen's views are based upon the authority of the Scriptures and Church tradition, and grounded upon the tenets of Neoplatonism. In On First Principles many maxims are given as to the nature of the Trinity, the person of Christ, and man's free will under the hand of Providence, most of which are considered Orthodox teachings. On the other hand, the principles found in this work that engendered controversy and were later condemned by the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553, are the preexistence and transmigration of souls, and universal salvation at the consummation of the world. This edition, being Koetschau's English text translated from Rufinus' definitive Latin volume, contains selected fragments of St. Jerome's rendition and the meager remains of the original Greek texts in order to furnish a more comprehensive view of Origen's writings. Also included are in-depth introductions to Origin's life and works by the scholar G. W. Butterworth.

First principles Calculations in Real space Formalism

First principles Calculations in Real space Formalism

  • Publisher : Imperial College Press
  • Author : Kikuji Hirose
  • ISBN-10 : 1860946534
  • Release : 2005
  • Genre: Science
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With cutting-edge materials and minute electronic devices being produced by the latest nanoscale fabrication technology, it is essential for scientists and engineers to rely on first-principles (ab initio) calculation methods to fully understand the electronic configurations and transport properties of nanostructures. It is now imperative to introduce practical and tractable calculation methods that accurately describe the physics in nanostructures suspended between electrodes. This timely volume addresses novel methods for calculating electronic transport properties using real-space formalisms free from geometrical restrictions. The book comprises two parts: The first details the basic formalism of the real-space finite-difference method and its applications. This provides the theoretical foundation for the second part of the book, which presents the methods for calculating the properties of electronic transport through nanostructures sandwiched by semi-infinite electrodes.