SCIPRESS FORMA
Forma, Vol. 15 (No. 2), pp. 173-179, 2000
Original Paper

Symmetry and Katachi in the Works of Aristotle

B. Lukács1, K. Martinás2 and Sz. Bérczi3

1Central Res. Institute for Physics, KFKI-RMKI, H-1525 Budapest-114. Pf. 49, Hungary
2Dept. of Atomic Physics, Eötvös University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány P. s. 1/a, Hungary
3Dept. of General Technics, Eötvös University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány P. s. 1/a, Hungary

(Received November 19, 1999; Accepted March 8, 2000)

Keywords: Greeks, Aristiotle's Spheric World, Spheres, The Five Elements, Increasing Katachi vs Decreasing Symmetry

Abstract. We study the structure of the world sketched by Aristotle of Stageira where we find a gradually increasing KATACHI opposite to the gradually decreasing SYMMETRY when we approach from the ordered symmetric heavenly world toward the center of the gravity in Earth.


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