Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle on Coming to be and Perishing 2.2-5 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle on Coming to be and Perishing 2.2-5 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

By: of Aphrodisias Alexander (author), Emma Gannage (translator)Paperback

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This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters of it have been re-identified in an Arabic translation by Emma Gannage and are here translated for the first time. The chapters were preserved in the writings of an eighth-century alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan. In addition to preserving an interesting example of very early cross-cultural scientific activity in the Muslim world, the newly discovered material is of philosophical importance: We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a unified theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics. As well as an English translation of the text, this volume includes a detailed introduction demonstrating the authenticity of the work and discussing its contribution to our understanding of ancient science.

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About Author

Emma Gannage is Associate Professor in the Department of Arabic and Isalmic Studies at Georgetown University, USA.

Contents

Guest Editor's preface Author's preface Introduction Translation Appendix: Treatise of Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Isra'ili al-Mahalli Bibliography English-Arabic Glossary Arabic-English Index Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781472557742
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781472557742
  • weight: 222
  • ISBN10: 1472557743

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