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Alexander of Aphrodisias

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Works: 1,057 works in 2,453 publications in 8 languages and 17,571 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Other, Commentator, Commentator for written text, Contributor, Dubious author, Author of introduction
Classifications: B535.A63, 160
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On Aristotle's Metaphysics by Alexander( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 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 )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle prior analytics 1.23-31 by Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 369 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."--BOOK JACKET
On Aristotle Prior analytics 1.32-46 by Alexander( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 334 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
Traité du destin by Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle Metaphysics 4 by Alexander( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 295 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
On Aristotle Metaphysics 5 by Alexander( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle topics 1 by Alexander( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 271 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 on sense perception by Alexander( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 246 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
Quaestiones 1.1-2.15 by Alexander( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Quaestiones attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle, are concerned with physics and metaphysics, psychology and divine providence. They exemplify the process by which Aristotle's thought came to be organised into 'Aristotelianism', and show how interpretations were influence by the doctrines of Hellenistic philosophy. Some of them, translated into Arabic and thence into Latin, played a part in the transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the medieval world; and they are still of use today in the interpretation of Aristotle's views on such matters as the problem of universals and the relation between form and matter. The Quaestiones have been studied more and more in recent years; but the present volume and its successor offer the first translation of the whole collection into English or any other modern language."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle Prior analytics 1.8-13 (with 1.17,36b35-37a31) by Alexander( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca by Aristotle( Book )

20 editions published between 1882 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quaestiones 2.16-3.15 by Alexander( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 235 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 "On sense perception" by Alexander( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 214 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
On Aristotle's "Prior analytics" by Alexander( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Meteorology 4 by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 212 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
 
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Afrodisia, Alejandro de

Afrodisia Alessandro d'

Afrodisia, Alessandro Di

Afrodisias, Alejandro de

'Afrodisieús, 'Aléxandros ho

Afrodisieús, Aléxandros o

Alejandro de Afrodisia

Alejandro de Afrodisias

Alejandro, de Afrodosia.

Aleksander van Afrodisias

Aleksander z Afrodyzjas.

Aleksander z Afrodyzji

Aleksanteri Afrodisiaslainen

Alessandro d'Afrodisia

Alessandro di Afrodisia

Alessandro di Afrodisia sec. III

Alex.Aphr.

Alexander Aphrodisaeus

Alexander Aphrodisaeus ca 200

Alexander Aphrodisaeus sec. III

Alexander Aphrodiseus

Alexander Aphrodiseus ca 200

Alexander Aphrodisiensis

Alexander Aphrodisiensis 2. pol. 2. stol.-1. pol. 3. stol

Alexander Aphrodisiensis ca 200

Alexander Aphrodisiensis Philosophus

Alexander Aphrodisieus

Alexander Aphrodisius

Alexander av Afrodisias ca 200

Alexander of Aphrodisias

Alexander of Aphrodisias 2. pol. 2. stol.-1. pol. 3. stol

Alexander of Aphrodisias ca 200

Alexander, of Aphrodosias.

Alexander Philosophus.

Alexander van Aphrodisias

Alexander von Aphrodisias

Alexander von Aphrodisias ca 200

Alexandre d'Aphrodise

Alexandre d'Aphrodise ca 200

Alexandre d'Aphrodisias

Alexandre d'Aphrodisias ca 200

Alexandre de Aphrodisias

Alexandre l'Aphrodisien

Aléxandros Afrodisieús

Aléxandros Aphrodisieús

Alexandros ho Afrodisieus.

Alexandros ho Aphrodiseus

'Aléxandros ho 'Aphrodisieús

Aléxandros o Afrodisieús

Alexandros of Aphrodisias

Alexandrus, Aphrodisiensus.

Aphrodisæus, Alexander

Aphrodise Alexandre d'

Aphrodiseus, Alexander

Aphrodisias, Alexander

Aphrodisias Alexander of

Aphrodisias, Alexandre

Aphrodisias Alexandre d'

Aphrodisien, l'

Aphrodisiensis Alexander

Aphrodisiensis, Alexander ca 200

'Aphrodisieús, 'Aléxandros ho

Di Afrodisia, Alessandro

Iskandar al-Afrūdīsī

Pseudo-Alessandro

Pseudo-Alexander

z Afrodisias, Alexandros 2. pol. 2. stol.-1. pol. 3. stol

Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀφροδισιεύς

Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Ἀφροδισιεύς

Ἀφροδισιεύς, Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ

אלכסנדר אלאפרודסי

ا<<لا>>فروديسي، الاسكندر

الاسكندر الافروديسي

الافروديسي، الاسكندر

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On Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle prior analytics 1.23-31On Aristotle Prior analytics 1.32-46QuaestionesSupplement to "On the soul"On Aristotle Metaphysics 5Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentaryOn Aristotle topics 1