The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle / Edition 1

The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle / Edition 1

by Miira Tuominen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520260279

ISBN-13: 9780520260276

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

The study of the ancient commentators has developed considerably over the past few decades, fueled by recent translations of their often daunting writings. This book offers the only concise, accessible general introduction currently available to the writings of the late ancient commentators on Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, Plato. Miira Tuominen provides a

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Overview

The study of the ancient commentators has developed considerably over the past few decades, fueled by recent translations of their often daunting writings. This book offers the only concise, accessible general introduction currently available to the writings of the late ancient commentators on Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, Plato. Miira Tuominen provides a historical overview followed by a series of thematic chapters on epistemology, science and logic, physics, psychology, metaphysics, and ethics.
In particular, she focuses on the writings of Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius, Porphyry, Proclus, Philoponus, and Simplicius. Until recently, the late ancient commentators have been understood mainly as sources of information concerning the masters upon whose works they comment. This book offers new insights into their way of doing philosophy in their own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260276
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
Ancient Philosophies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Epistemology 3. Science and logic 4. Physics 5. Psychology: perception and intellect 6. Metaphysics 7. Ethics Chronology Glossary of names Guide to further reading Bibliography Index

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