Aristotle Transformed: The Ancient Commentators and Their Influence

Aristotle Transformed: The Ancient Commentators and Their Influence

by Richard Sorabji (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781472589071
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Sir Richard Sorabji is Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford, and Emeritus Professor, King's College, London, UK. He is the world's leading scholar on the commentators on Aristotle and founder and co-editor of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series, published by Bloomsbury. He is also the author of the three sourcebooks on the ancient commentators: The Philosophy of the Commentators, 200–600 AD, vols 1–3.

Table of Contents

Prefaceto the First Edition
List of Contributors
Introduction to Second Edition

1. The ancient commentators on Aristotle
Richard Sorabji
2. Review of the Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca
Karl Praechter
3. The earliest Aristotelian commentators
Hans B. Gottschalk
4. The school of Alexander?
Robert W. Sharples
5. Themistius: the last Peripatetic commentator on Aristotle?
Henry J. Blumenthal
6. The harmony of Plotinus and Aristotle according to Porphyry
Pierre Hadot
7. Porphyry's legacy to logic: a reconstruction
Sten Ebbesen
8. How did Syrianus regard Aristotle?
H.D. Saffrey
9. Infinite power impressed: the transformation of Aristotle's physics and theology
Richard Sorabji
10. The metaphysics of Ammonius son of Hermeias
Koenraad Verrycken
11. The development of Philoponus' thought and its chronology
Koenraad Verrycken
12. The life and work of Simplicius in Greek and Arabic sources
Ilsetraut Hadot
13. Neoplatonic elements in the de Anima commentaries
Henry J. Blumenthal
14. The Alexandrian commentators and the introductions to their commentaries
L.G. Westerink
15. Boethius' commentaries on Aristotle
James Shiel
16. Boethius as an Aristotelian commentator
Sten Ebbesen
17. An unpublished funeral oration on Anna Comnena
Robert Browning
18. The Greek commentators on Aristotle's Ethics
H.P.F. Mercken
19. Philoponus, 'Alexander' and the origins of medieval logic
Sten Ebbesen
20. Aristotle's doctrine of abstraction in the commentators
Ian Mueller
Note on the frontispiece: 'Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias' by Ulocrino
Donald R. Morrison

Select bibliography
Index locorum
General index

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