"The author challenges widespread views concerning both the theoretical and practical sides to Aristotle's approach...." Review of Metaphysics
"This book will interest those concerned with the effect that Aristotle's empirical investigations had on his more theoretical views." Norman O. Dahl, Religious Studies Review
This 1996 book challenges widespread views concerning Aristotle's methods and practices of scientific and philosophical research. It explores generally unrecognised tensions between Aristotle's deeply held a priori convictions and his remarkable honesty in responding to perceived anomalies or exceptions in the data.