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dc.contributor.authorKıymaz, Tufan
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-26T13:01:39Z
dc.date.available2020-10-26T13:01:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2146-4812
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/54329
dc.description.abstractIn this work, I explore and critically evaluate Aristotle’s views on the naturalness of dying from old age. His views are not straightforward, because Aristotle regards old age as a kind of decay and he talks about decay sometimes as natural and sometimes as unnatural. Nature, according to Aristotle, has two aspects, matter and form. I argue that, in Aristotle’s system, decay is always materially natural but formally unnatural. Likewise, natural death is death caused by old age and although getting old is never formally natural, it is, in a particular sense, materially natural. In Aristotle’s view, getting old does not have the same mechanism as inorganic decay such as wine’s turning into vinegar, but it is a result of the materially natural decay of lungs, which leads to the exhaustion of the vital heat in the heart.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleAkdeniz İnsani Bilimler Dergisien_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.13114/MJH.2018.432
dc.subjectAristotleen_US
dc.subjectFormal natureen_US
dc.subjectMaterial natureen_US
dc.subjectOld ageen_US
dc.subjectDeathen_US
dc.titleAristotle on the naturalness of death from old ageen_US
dc.title.alternativeAristoteles’in yaşlanarak ölmenin doğallığı üzerine görüşüen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.citation.spage427en_US
dc.citation.epage436en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber8en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber20en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.13114/MJH.2018.432
dc.publisherAkdeniz Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesien_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorKıymaz, Tufan
dc.identifier.eissn2148-144X


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