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Alexander of Aphrodisias

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Works: 809 works in 1,999 publications in 8 languages and 18,589 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Other, Contributor, Creator, Commentator for written text, Dubious author, Commentator
Classifications: B535.A63, 160
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On Aristotle's Metaphysics by Alexander( Book )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Metaphysics 2 consists of two chapters on methodology flanking an important discussion of the impossibility of infinite causal chains. The subject is vital for scientific method and for theological belief in a first cause and in a beginning of the universe. Philoponus later attacked Aristotle on this last point, but Alexander presents Aristotle's view in a most favourable light. In Metaphysics 3, Aristotle sets out what he sees as the central problems of metaphysics. Alexander's commentary was subsequently used by the Neoplatonists, two of whom have left their own commentaries, so that Alexander's Aristotelian interpretation can be compared with its rivals."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Ethical problems by Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics has been a central text in moral philosophy since the fourth century BC. The Ethical Problems attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias - the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle - not only shows us how Aristotle's work was discussed in Alexander's own day (c. 200 AD) but offers interpretations and insights that are valuable in their own right. Topics discussed include pleasure and distress, moral virtue, the criteria for judging actions voluntary, the development of moral understanding, and the place in ethics of utility, political community and a sense of shame."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7 by Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité du destin by Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 402 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Supplement transmitted as the second book of On the Soul by Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. c. 200 AD) is a collection of short texts on a wide range of topics from psychology, including the general hylomorphic account of soul and its faculties, and the theory of vision; questions in ethics (natural instincts, the unity of the virtues, the naturalness of justice and the insufficiency of virtue for happiness); and issues relating to responsibility, chance and fate. One of the texts in the collection, On Intellect, had a major influence on medieval Arabic and Western thought, greater than that of Alexander's On the Soul itself. The treatises may all be by Alexander himself; certainly the majority of them are closely connected with his other works. Many of them, however, consist of collections of arguments on particular issues, collections which probably incorporate material from earlier in the history of the Peripatetic school. This translation is from a new edition of the Greek text based on a collation of all known manuscripts and comparison with medieval Arabic and Latin translations."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 1536 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "On sense perception" by Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his work On Sense Perception, Aristotle discusses the material conditions of perception, starting with the sense organs and moving to the material basis of color, flavor, and odor. His Pythagorean account of hues as a ratio of dark to light was enthusiastically endorsed by Goethe against Newton as being true to the painter's experience. Aristotle finishes with three problems about continuity. In what sense are indefinitely small color patches or color variations perceptible? Which perceptibles leap discontinuously like light to fill a whole space, which have to reach one point before another; and do observers of the latter perceive the same thing if they are at different distances? How does the central sense permit genuinely simultaneous, rather than staggered, perception of different objects?"--Jacket
Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca by Hugo Rabe( Book )

12 editions published between 1882 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Meteorology 4 by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Meteorology Book 4 provides an account of the formation of minerals, metals, and other homogeneous stuffs. Eric Lewis argues that, in doing so, it offers fresh insight into Aristotle's conception of matter. The four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) do have matter, and their matter is the contraries - hot and cold, moist and dry. Lewis further argues that in the text translated here, the only extant ancient commentary on the Meteorology, Alexander of Aphrodisias supports this interpretation of Aristotle. Such a conception of matter complements the account given at an earlier point in the corpus of Aristotle's works in On Generation and Corruption, and is confirmed by the account at later points in the biological works, although it adds further detail. Meteorology 4 emerges as an important book. Alexander's commentary is here translated into English for the first time
On Aristotle's "Topics 1" by Alexander( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Topics is about dialectic, which can be understood as a debate between two people or as an individual's internal debate. Its purposes range from philosophical training to discovering the first principles of thought. Its arguments concern the four predicables: definition, property, genus, and accident. Aristotle explains how these four fit into his ten categories and in Book 1 begins to outline strategies for debate, such as the definition of ambiguity." "Alexander's commentary on Book 1 concerns the definition of Aristotelian syllogistic argument; its resistance to the rival Stoic theory of inference; and the character of inductive inference and of rhetorical argument. Alexander distinguishes inseparable accidents, such as the whiteness of snow, from defining differentiae, such as its being frozen, and considers how these differences fit into the schemes of categories. He speaks of dialectic as a stochastic discipline in which success is to be judged not by victory but by skill in argument. Alexander also investigates the subject of ambiguity, which had been richly developed since Aristotle by the rival Stoic school."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Prior analytics" by Alexander( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31" by Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The other main topic of this part of the Prior Analytics is the specification of a method for discovering true premises needed to prove a given proposition. Aristotle's presentation is sometimes difficult to follow, and Alexander's discussion is extremely helpful to the uninitiated reader. In his commentary on the final chapter translated in this volume, Alexander provides an insightful account of Aristotle's criticism of Plato's method of division."--Jacket
Quaestiones 2.16-3.15 by Alexander( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume completes the translation in this series of Quaestiones attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle. The Quaestiones are concerned with physics and metaphysics, psychology and divine providence. They exemplify the process whereby Aristotle's thought came to be organised into 'Aristotelianism' and show how interpretations were influenced by doctrines of Hellenistic philosophy. Some, translated into Arabic and thence into Latin, played a part in the transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the medieval world. Those interested in Aristotle's psychological views will find this half of Quaestiones particularly valuable. Ten of the problems discussed explicitly involve issues raised in On the Soul, including the unity of apperception and the transition from first to second actuality in the act of contemplation. A further dozen concern problems in physical theory, including infinity, necessity and potentiality. Quaestio 2.21 concerns divine providence and helps supplement our knowledge of Alexander's position based on surviving Arabic fragments of his On Providence."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle's "Prior Analytics 1.32-46" by Alexander( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last 14 chapters of book 1 of Aristotle's 'Prior Analytics' are concerned with the representation in the formal language of syllogistic of propositions and arguments expressed in more or less everyday Greek. In his commentary on those chapters, 'Alexander of Aphrodisias' explains some of Aristotle's more opaque assertions and discusses post-Aristotelian ideas in semantics and the philosophy of language. In doing so he provides an unusual insight into the way in which these disciplines developed in the Hellenistic era. He also shows a more sophisticated understanding of these fields than Aristotle himself, while remaining a staunch defender of Aristotle's emphasis on meaning as opposed to Stoics concern with verbal formulation. In his commentary on the final chapter of book 1 Alexander offers a thorough discussion of Aristotle's distinction between denying that something is, e.g., white and asserting that it is non-white."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle Metaphysics 4 by Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Metaphysics 4 Aristotle discusses the nature of metaphysics, the basic laws of logic, the falsity of subjectivism and the different types of ambiguity. The full, clear commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on this important book is here translated into English by Arthur Madigan. Alexander goes through Aristotle's text practically line by line, attending to the logical sequence of the arguments, noting places where Aristotle's words will bear more than one interpretation and marking variant readings. He repeatedly cross-refers to the De Interpretatione, Analytics, Physics and other works of Aristotle, thus placing Metaphysics 4 in the content of Aristotle's philosophy as a whole."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle Metaphysics 5 by Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle topics 1 by Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one in a series of translations with introductions, copius notes and comprehensive indexes. It fills an important gap in the history of European thought
On Aristotle Prior analytics 1.8-13 : (with 1.17,36b35-37a31) by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's Prior Analytics 1.8-22 is the main ancient commentary, by the 'greatest' commentator, on the chapters of the Prior Analytics in which Aristotle invented modal logic - the logic of propositions about what is necessary or contingent (possible). In this volume, which covers chapters 1.8-13, Alexander of Aphrodisias reaches the chapter in which Aristotle discusses the notion of contingency. Also included in this volume is Alexander's commentary on that part of Prior Analytics 1.17 which explains the conversion of contingent propositions (the rest of 1.17 is included in the second volume of Mueller's translation). Aristotle also invented the syllogism, a style of argument involving two premises and a conclusion. Modal propositions can be deployed in syllogism, and in the chapters included in this volume Aristotle discusses syllogisms consisting of two necessary propositions as well as the more controversial ones containing one necessary and one non-modal premiss. The discussion of syllogisms containing contingent propositions is reserved for Volume 2. In each volume, Ian Mueller provides a comprehensive explanation of Alexander's commentary on modal logic as a whole."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Alexander of Aphrodisias on the soul by Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Part I of the first English translation of the philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias' treatise "On the Soul."
 
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On Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7Supplement to "On the soul"QuaestionesOn Aristotle's "On sense perception"Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentaryOn Aristotle's "Topics 1"On Aristotle's "Prior analytics"On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31"