By Leonid Zhmud
This can be the 1st accomplished research of what continues to be of the writings of Aristotle's scholar Eudemus of Rhodes at the background of the precise sciences. those fragments are the most important to our realizing of the content material, shape, and aim of the Peripatetic historiography of technology.
The first a part of the e-book provides an research of these tendencies in Presocratic, Sophistic and Platonic suggestion that contributed to the improvement of the heritage of technological know-how. the second one half presents an in depth learn of Eudemus' writings of their dating with the clinical literature of his time, Aristotelian philosophy and the opposite historiographic genres practiced on the Lyceum: biography, scientific and natural-philosophical doxography. even if Peripatetic historiography of technological know-how failed in setting up itself as a continual style, it significantly contributed either to the delivery of the Arabic medieval historiography of technological know-how and to the improvement of this style in Europe within the 16th-18th centuries.