Aristotle Re-Interpreted: New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the Ancient Commentators by Richard Sorabji

Aristotle Re-Interpreted: New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the Ancient Commentators

EditorRichard Sorabji

Hardcover | September 22, 2016

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This volume presents collected essays - some brand new, some republished, and others newly translated - on the ancient commentators on Aristotle and showcases the leading research of the last three decades. Through the work and scholarship inspired by Richard Sorabji in his series of translations of the commentators started in the 1980s, these ancient texts have become a key field within ancient philosophy. Building on the strength of the series, which has been hailed as ''a scholarly marvel'', ''a truly breath-taking achievement'' and ''one of the great scholarly achievements of our time'' and on the widely praised edited volume brought out in 1990 (Aristotle Transformed) this new book brings together critical new scholarship that is a must-read for any scholar in the field. With a wide range of contributors from across the globe, the articles look at the commentators themselves, discussing problems of analysis and interpretation that have arisen through close study of the texts. Richard Sorabji introduces the volume and himself contributes two new papers. A key recent area of research has been into the Arabic, Latin and Hebrew versions of texts, and several important essays look in depth at these. With all text translated and transliterated, the volume is accessible to readers without specialist knowledge of Greek or other languages, and should reach a wide audience across the disciplines of Philosophy, Classics and the study of ancient texts.
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...
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Title:Aristotle Re-Interpreted: New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the Ancient CommentatorsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:688 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 2.2 inShipping dimensions:688 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 2.2 inPublished:September 22, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction: Seven Hundred Years of Commentary and the Sixth Century Diffusion to other Cultures Richard Sorabji 1. The Texts of Plato and Aristotle in the First Century BCE: Andronicus'' Canon Myrto Hatzimichali 2. Boethus'' Aristotelian Ontology Marwan Rashed 3. The Inadvertent Conception and Late Birth of the Free Will Problem and the Role of Alexander Susanne Bobzien 4. Alexander of Aphrodisias on Particulars and the Stoic Criterion of Identity Marwan Rashed 5. Themistius and the Problem of Spontaneous Generation Devin Henry 6. Spontaneous Generation and its Metaphysics in Themistius'' Paraphrase of Aristotle''s Metaphysics 12 Yoav Meyrav 7. The Neoplatonic Commentators on ''Spontaneous'' Generation James Wildberding 8. A Rediscovered Categories Commentary: Porphyry? with Fragments of Boethus Riccardo Chiaradonna, Marwan Rashed, and David Sedley 9. The Purpose of Porphyry''s Rational Animals: A Dialectical Attack on the Stoics in On Abstinence from Animal Food G. Fay Edwards 10. Universals Transformed in the Commentators on Aristotle Richard Sorabji 11. Iamblichus'' Noera The¿ria of Aristotle''s Categories John Dillon 12. Proclus'' Defence of the Timaeus against Aristotle: A Reconstruction of a Lost Polemical Treatise Carlos Steel 13. Smoothing over the Differences: Proclus and Ammonius on Plato''s Cratylus and Aristotle''s De Interpretatione R. M. van den Berg 14. Dating of Philoponus'' Commentaries on Aristotle and of his Divergence from his Teacher Ammonius Richard Sorabji 15. John Philoponus'' Commentary on the Third Book of Aristotle''s De Anima, Wrongly Attributed to Stephanus Pantelis Golitsis 16. Mixture in Philoponus: An Encounter with a Third Kind of Potentiality Frans A. J. de Haas 17. Gn¿stik¿s and/or hulik¿s: Philoponus'' Accountof the Material Aspects of Sense-Perception Peter Lautner 18. The Last Philosophers of Late Antiquity in the Arabic Tradition Peter Adamson 19. Alexander of Aphrodisias versus John Philoponus in Arabic: A Case of Mistaken Identity Ahmad Hasnawi 20. New Arabic Fragments of Philoponus and their Reinterpretation: Does the World Lack a Beginning in Time or Take no Time to Begin? Marwan Rashed 21. Simplicius'' Corollary on Place: Method of Philosophising and Doctrines Philippe Hoffmann and Pantelis Golitsis 22. A Philosophical Portrait of Stephanus the Philosopher Mossman Rouech¿ 23. Who Were the Real Authors of the Metaphysics Commentary Ascribed to Alexander and Ps.-Alexander? Pantelis Golitsis The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Translations Bibliography Index Locorum General Index

Editorial Reviews

Building on the extraordinary achievements of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project, [Aristotle Re-Interpreted] is a valuable collection of groundbreaking studies, which, together with [Aristotle Transformed], constitutes a must-read for any scholar and student of philosophy and Classics as well as an indispensable acquisition of any library in these fields.