Actuality and potentiality, substantial form and prime matter,
efficient causality and teleology are among the fundamental
concepts of Aristotelian philosophy of nature. Aristotles Revenge
argues that these concepts are not only compatible with modern
science, but are implicitly presupposed by modern science. Among
the many topics covered are the metaphysical presuppositions of
scientific method; the status of scientific realism; the
metaphysics of space and time; the metaphysics of quantum
mechanics; reductionism in chemistry and biology; the metaphysics
of evolution; and neuroscientific reductionism. The book interacts
heavily with the literature on these issues in contemporary
analytic metaphysics and philosophy of science, so as to bring
contemporary philosophy and science into dialogue with the
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