Chapter 23. Generation of Animals

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Devin M. Henry

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch23

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Henry, D. M. (2009) Generation of Animals, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch23

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Western Ontario, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • Generation of Animals (GA) in Aristotle's philosophy;
  • male and female as archai;
  • starting-points (archai);
  • nature of sperma;
  • transmission of soul: GA II.3;
  • reproductive hylomorphism;
  • inheritance;
  • individual forms;
  • four causes of generation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Place of GA in Aristotle's Philosophy

  • Male and Female as archai

  • The Nature of Sperma

  • The Transmission of Soul: GA II.3

  • Reproductive Hylomorphism

  • Inheritance

  • Individual Forms

  • Four Causes of Generation

  • Notes

  • Bibliography