The aim of the group is to investigate the Aristotelian mechanics as a mathematical discipline in the context of Aristotle’s natural philosophy with special attention on how geometric discourse, spatial models and diagrammatic representation is employed in these different but intimately correlated scientific areas. This research communicates with several projects in the areas D-II-1 and D-II-2 focusing on the mathematical aspects of Aristotle’s general theory of motion. Mechanical concepts are also highly relevant to Aristotle’s theory of animal motion as expounded in De motu animalium and De anima.


Research Projects