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Encyclopedia > Meteorology (Aristotle)

Meteorology (or "Meteorologica") is a text by Aristotle which contains his theories about the earth sciences. These include early accounts of water evaporation, weather phenomena, and earthquakes. Aristotle (sculpture) Aristotle (Greek: Αριστοτέλης AristotelÄ“s) (384 BC – March 7, 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher. ... Evaporation is the process whereby atoms or molecules in a liquid state (or solid state if the substance sublimes) gain sufficient energy to enter the gaseous state. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. ...

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  • Text, translated by E. W. Webster
  • Modern aspects of Aristotle's Meteorology

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Aristotle applied his Golden Mean to economic and social order and to the relationship between the state and the individual, but he could not, of course, apply it to those matters that had no median, such as choosing between honoring and ignoring one's contracts, between commitment and being uncommitted, or between loyalty and disloyalty.
Aristotle saw that humans were social creatures, that social participation was inescapable, that no one was immune from the rules of a community, in other words that no citizen belonged just to himself, that every civilized person was a member of the state.
Aristotle saw politics as the manner in which people govern their relations with each other and that people were, therefore, not just social creatures but also political creatures.
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