Tracking the Order of Nature: The Use of Hypokeisthô in Aristotle’s De…

In his account for why stars and planets move in different directions, Aristotle reasons that if the universe is to…

The Plausibility of a Bottom-Up Account of Natural Character in Aristotle

I just received some feedback on a paper in which I present some results of the character project I have…

Two Upcoming Workshops in Ancient Philosophy

Instead of giving you yet another report about my ongoing project on the physiology of character in Aristotle this week,…

Aristotelian 'eugenetics' and the inheritance of bodily features

In his History of Animals, Aristotle makes the following comment (HA VII 6, 585b28-586a4): “And from deformed [parents] deformed [offspring]…

More signs of physiognomy in Aristotle: human heads in HA I 8-11

As I mentioned in my previous post, the best evidence about Aristotle’s theoretical views about physiognomical inferences (if the passage…