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Generation of animals.

The Arabic translation commonly ascribed to Yahyâ ibn al-Bitriq.

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      • Includes bibliographical references.Added t.p. in Arabic.Translation of De animalium generatione.Text in Arabic, introduction in English.

        LC Classifications1971
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 104 p. :
        Number of Pages98
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        ISBN 10nodata
        2no. 23.
        3Publication of the De Goeje Fund ;

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To make this clearer by an illustration, take a written name; if anything came from the whole of it, it would be from each of the syllables, and if from these, from the letters and their composition. The agency by which the parts of animals are differentiated is air, not however that of the mother nor yet of the embryo itself, as some of the physicists say.

Aristotle, Generation of Animals

"Metaphysics" on being as being. But, it seems, either it does not come from all the parts, or if it does it is in the way Empedocles says, not the same parts coming from each parent, which is why they need intercourse with each other. For the testes are no part of the ducts but are only attached to them, as women fasten stones to the loom when weaving; if they are removed the ducts are drawn up internally, so that castrated animals are unable to generate; if they were not drawn up they would be able, and before now a bull mounting immediately after castration has caused conception in the cow because the ducts had not yet been drawn up.

The work is divided into five books which deal with the subject in a very complete manner. Generation of animals. the embryo is already potentially an animal but an imperfect one, it must obtain its nourishment from elsewhere; accordingly it makes use of the uterus and the mother, as a plant does of the earth, to get nourishment, until it is perfected to the point of being now an animal potentially locomotive.

If the semen comes from the heterogeneous alone, then it does not come from all parts; but it is more fitting that it should come from the homogeneous parts, for they are prior to the heterogeneous which are composed of them; and as children are born like their parents in face and hands, so they are, necessarily, in flesh and nails.

New York: Robert Appleton, 1907. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Besides, the seed does not come from the pericarp, and yet this also comes into being with the same form as in Generation of animals. parent plant. Indeed, this theory seems to be the same as that of Anaxagoras, that none of the homogeneous parts come into being, except that these theorists assume, in the case of the generation of animals, what he assumed of the universe.

And it is necessary either 1 that they should all come into being in the embryo without existing previously outside it, or 2 that they should all exist previously, or 3that some should so exist and others not.