Alexander of Aphrodisias: on Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.1-7 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

Alexander of Aphrodisias: on Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.1-7 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

By: Kevin L. Flannery (author), Jonathan Barnes (author), Susanne Bobzien (author), Katerina Ierodiakonou (author)Paperback

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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 turning 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.

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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.


Preface Introduction Textual Emendations TRANSLATION Notes Bibliography English-Greek Glossary Greek-English Index Index of Passages Cited Subject Index

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  • publication date: 18/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781780934532
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9781780934532
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 178093453X

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