Whose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism?

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Aristotle - 'the master of those who know' - has been a major influence on the intellectual history of Europe and of the Islamic world, and his views still provide material for contemporary philosophical debate. Inevitably a thinker who has been so influential has been interpreted in many different ways, which have often involved a partial and one-sided appreciation of the nature of his thought.

Whose Aristotle, Whose Aristotelianism? is the first book to be published in the new Ashgate Keeling Series in Ancient Philosophy. Drawing on the proceedings of the second Keeling Colloquium at University College London, leading international scholars examine different aspects of Aristotle's influence and the reception and influence of Aristotelian philosophy in physics, metaphysics, logic, psychology and poetics. A distinctive feature of the book is the way in which it examines the responses to Aristotle of a number of major figures in intellectual history. The evaluation of these responses involves both authors and readers in their own reappraisal of Aristotle's doctrines, leading to new interpretations of Aristotle himself.

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Contains papers and responses to papers from a 1998 colloquium, plus an additional paper. Contributors are academics in philosophy at institutions in Europe. They each examine an aspect of Aristotle's work and a period or thinker in relation to his work. Papers are arranged in chronological order of the thinkers with which they are concerned. Discussion touches on areas such as the Arabic tradition, Aquinas on Aristotle on immortality, Locke and syllogism, Brentano and Aristotle's metaphysics, and Nietzsche's Aristotle. Sharples teaches classics at University College London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754613626
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Series: Ancient Philosophy Series , #1166
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Introduction: Whose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism? 1
2 Philoponus' Aristotle: The Extension of Place 11
3 Topic and Analysis: The Arabic Tradition 28
4 Aquinas on Aristotle on Immortality 63
5 The Debate on the Soul in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century: A Reply to William Charlton 78
6 Locke and the Syllogism 105
7 Response to Jonathan Barnes 133
8 Brentano and Aristotle's Metaphysics 135
9 Is There Such a Thing as Nietzsche's Aristotle? 150
10 Response to Monique Dixsaut 169
Index of Passages Cited 171
General Index 177
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