Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.1-7

Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.1-7

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Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.1-7 by Jonathan Barnes, Susanne Bobzien, Kevin Flannery, Katerina Ierodiakonou

Alexander of Aphrodisias, who flourished c. 200AD, was the leading Peripatetic philosopher of his age. Most of his philosophical energies were spent in commenting upon Aristotle: his commentary on the Prior Analytics remains one of the most thorough and helpful guides to this difficult work; in addition, the commentary preserves invaluable information about various aspects of Stoic logic, and it also presents a picture of categorical syllogistic at a turbaning point in its historical development.
This volume contains a translation of the first third of the commentary - the part dealing with non-modal syllogistic. The translation is preceded by a substantial introduction which discusses Alexander's place in the commentatorial tradition and his use of logical terminology. The book is completed by a translation of the pertinent part of the Prior Analytics, a summary account of categorical syllogistic, and a set of indexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780934532
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/10/2014
Series: Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Barnes is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Oxford.
Susanne Bobzien is a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford.
Kevin Flannery is a Research Fellow at Campion Hall, Oxford.
Katerina Ierodiakonou is a Research Fellow at King's College, London.

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