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Alexander of Aphrodisias

Works: 970 works in 2,092 publications in 8 languages and 16,081 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Other, Commentator, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: B434, 160
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On Aristotle's Metaphysics by Alexander( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 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 600 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
Hellenistic collection : Philitas, Alexander of Aetolia, Hermesianax, Euphorion, Parthenius by J. L Lightfoot( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a selection of Hellenistic prose and poetry, ranging chronologically from Philitas of Cos through Alexander of Aetolia and Hermesianax of Colophon to Euphorion of Chalcis and Parthenius of Nicaea, whose mythography Sufferings in Love is the major work in the collection. Knowledge of many of these texts has been increased by papyrological discoveries in the last century, yet few of them have appeared in English translation before now. Taken together, these works represent the geographic and stylistic range of a rich and inventive period in Classical literature."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Topics 1" by Alexander( Book )

61 editions published between 1541 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 425 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 1.1-7 by Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité du destin by Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 297 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
Alexandri aphrodisiensis In Aristotelis Metaphysica commentaria by Alexander( Book )

40 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca by Aristotle( Book )

20 editions published between 1882 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Meteorology 4 by Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 229 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 "Prior analytics" by Alexander( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "On coming-to-be and perishing 2.2-5" by Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters of it have been reidentified in an Arabic translation by Emma Gannge and are here translated for the first time. The chapters were preserved in the writings of an eighth-century alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan. In addition to preserving an interesting example of very early cross-cultural scientific activity in the Muslim world, the newly discovered material is of philosophical importance: We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a unified theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics. In addition to a translation of the text, this volume includes a detailed introduction demonstrating the authenticity of the work and discussing its contribution to our understanding of ancient science."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31" by Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 199 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
On Aristotle's "Prior Analytics 1.32-46" by Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 159 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle Prior analytics 1.8-13 : (with 1.17,36b35-37a31) by Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
Quaestiones 1.1-2.15 by Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 64 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
Die durch Averroes erhaltenen Fragmente Alexanders zur Metaphysik des Aristoteles by Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1884 and 1987 in German and Multiple languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei arabische Fassungen der Abhandlung des Alexander von Aphrodisias über die universalia (Quaestio I 11a) by Hans-Jochen Ruland( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in German and Multiple languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hellenistic collection : Philitas, Alexander of Aetolia, Hermesianax, Euphorion, Parthenius
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Aleksanteri Afrodisiaslainen

Alessandro d'Afrodisia

Alessandro d'Afrodisia filosofo greco antico

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Alessandro di Afrodisia

Alessandro di Afrodisia sec. III


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Alexander Aphrodisaeus ca 200

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Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Ἀφροδισιεύς

Ἀφροδισιεύς, Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ

Александр Афродисийлик

Александр Афродисийский философ-перипатетик, комментатор Аристотеля

Александр з Афродизії

Александър Афродизийски


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ا<<لا>>فروديسي، الاسكندر

الاسكندر الافروديسي

الافروديسي، الاسكندر

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Hellenistic collection : Philitas, Alexander of Aetolia, Hermesianax, Euphorion, PartheniusOn Aristotle's "Topics 1"On Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7On Aristotle's "On sense perception"Alexandri aphrodisiensis In Aristotelis Metaphysica commentariaOn Aristotle's "Prior analytics"On Aristotle's "On coming-to-be and perishing 2.2-5"On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31"