Heaviness, Lightness, Sinking and Floating

Ido Yavetz*

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Weight, for Aristotle, is inextricably bound with matter and motion in a way that goes to the very core of his concepts of nature (physis), the student of nature (physicist), and the accompanying body of knowledge, namely, physics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2211-4564
ISSN (Electronic)2211-4572


  • Circular Motion
  • Downward Motion
  • External Agency
  • Horizontal Motion
  • Speed Versus


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