La « météorologie » dans le De rerum natura. Fidélité à Épicure et invention

José Kany-Turpin
2020 Aitia : Regards sur la Culture Hellénistique au XXIe Siècle  
Epicurean "meteorology" encompasses cosmology, astronomy, and meteorology (in the Aristotelian sense). If the DRN conforms in general to the innovative epistemology of Epicurus and underlines its importance, it diverges from it sometimes, especially in Book V, through an employment of analogy which an attempt will be made to assess; some theories are not attested elsewhere in the Epicurean corpus. In Book VI, the explanation of meteorological phenomena upholds Epicurean atomism, but their
more » ... tation conveys a singular vision—stemming from poetics—of the world.
doi:10.4000/aitia.8156 doaj:72096fe7cb394f50b9347eb79ca86deb fatcat:fuxfulatjrgfxldzd663tc6noe