In the book, Byrne departs from traditional thinking to explore the ties between Aristotelian and modern scientific thought, which are usually regarded as fundamentally at odds with each other. A reviewer for Alpha Sigma Nu characterized Byrne's work as a "sophisticated and well-informed treatment of a significant issue in the history of ancient philosophy."
"I am very pleased to have received this honor," said Byrne. "Seeing as how philosophy is a discipline that is integral to Jesuit education, it is gratifying to be recognized by a national Jesuit association."
Alpha Sigma Nu awards book prizes each year in a specific category, such as the humanities, science, or professional studies, which encompasses a range of fields from architecture to law.
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