The Parva Naturalia In Greek, Arabic And Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing The Science Of The Soul by Börje BydThe Parva Naturalia In Greek, Arabic And Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing The Science Of The Soul by Börje Byd

The Parva Naturalia In Greek, Arabic And Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing The Science Of The…

byBörje BydEditorFilip Radovic

Hardcover | October 8, 2018

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This book investigates Aristotelian psychology through his works and commentaries on them, including De Sensu, De Memoria and De Somno et Vigilia. Authors present original research papers inviting readers to consider the provenance of Aristotelian ideas and interpretations of them, on topics ranging from reality to dreams and spirituality. Aristotle's doctrine of the 'common sense', his notion of transparency and the generation of colours are amongst the themes explored.

Chapters are presented chronologically, enabling the reader to trace influences across the boundaries of linguistic traditions. Commentaries from historical figures featured in this work include those of Michael of Ephesus (c. 1120), Albert the Great and Gersonides' (1288-1344). Discoveries in 9th-century Arabic adaptations, Byzantine commentaries and Renaissance paraphrases of Aristotle's work are also presented.

The editors' introduction outlines the main historical developments of the themes discussed, preparing the reader for the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives presented in this work. Scholars of philosophy and psychology and those with an interest in Aristotelianism will highly value the original research that is presented in this work.

The Introduction and Chapter 4 of this book are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

Börje Bydén is a member of the research programme Representation and Reality: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interests lie in the history and reception of ancient Greek thought and learning. He has published mainly on the history of phil...
Title:The Parva Naturalia In Greek, Arabic And Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing The Science Of The…Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:October 8, 2018Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Börje Bydén and Filip Radovic, "The Parva naturalia in Greek, Arabic, Latin and Hebrew Aristotelianism".- Chapter 2. Giuseppe Feola, "The unity of Aristotle's power of sense in the De anima and the Parva naturalia".- Chapter 3. Péter Lautner, The notion of κÎ-ινὴ αἴÏθÎ-ÏÎ¹Ï and its implications in Michael of Ephesus: Comment on Feola, "The unity".- Chapter 4. Katerina Ierodiakonou, "Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias on colour".- Chapter 5. Pavel GregoriÄ, "Comment on Ierodiakonou, 'Aristotle and Alexander''.- Chapter 6. Rotraud Hansberger, "Representations of which reality? 'Spiritual forms' in the Arabic adaptation of the Parva naturalia".- Chapter 7. Emma Gannagé, "Comment on Hansberger, 'Representations of which reality?''.- Chapter 8. Olga Lizzini, "Representation and reality: The theory of prophecy in Avicenna".- Chapter 9. Silvia Donati, "Albert the Great as a commentator on Aristotle's De somno et vigilia: The influence of the Arabic tradition".- Chapter 10. Martin Pickavé, "Good night and good luck: Some late thirteenth-century philosophers on activities in and through dreams".- Chapter 11. Sergei Mariev, "Exploring the reception of the Parva naturalia in the second half of the Middle Byzantine period".- Chapter 12. Michele Trizio, "Comment on Mariev, 'Exploring the reception''.- Chapter 13. Lukas Muehlethaler, "Representation in the Hebrew philosophical tradition: Levi ben Gershom on Averroes' Epitome of the Parva naturalia".- Chapter 14. John Demetracopoulos, "George Scholarios' abridgment of the Parva naturalia: Its sources and place in Scholarios' oeuvre".- Chapter 15. John Monfasani, "George Gennadius II Scholarios and the West: Comment on Demetracopoulos, 'Scholarios' abridgement''.- Chapter 16. Roberto Lo Presti, "Localizing memory and recollection: The sixteenth-century Italian commentaries on Aristotle's De memoria et reminiscentia and the question of the degrees of (dis)embodiment of psychic processes".- Chapter 17. István Bodnár, "Comment on Lo Presti, 'Localizing memory and recollection''.