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Simplicius of Cilicia

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Works: 518 works in 1,306 publications in 6 languages and 11,592 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: cnm, Commentator for written text, Creator, Secretary, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q151.A8, 530
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Simplicius on Aristotle's Physics 6 by Simplicius ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 7 by Simplicius ( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4 by Simplicius ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius' On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" is a major source for late Neoplatonist theories of thought and sense perception and offers considerable insight into an important area of Aristotelian philosophy. The present volume is the only English translation of the commentary and affords its readers the opportunity to consider the question of its disputed authorship. While most scholars attribute authorship of On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" to Simplicius, some have judged it to be the work of Priscian, or of another philosopher. The commentary discusses the first half of On the Soul, which comprises Aristotle's survey of his predecessors' views, as well as his own account of the nature of the soul
Corollaries on place and time by Simplicius ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commentaire sur le Manuel d'Epictète by Simplicius ( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 5 by Simplicius ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius, the greatest surviving ancient authority on Aristotle's Physics, lived in the sixth century A.D. He produced detailed commentaries on several of Aristotle's works. Those on the Physics, which alone come to over 1,300 pages in the original Greek, preserve a centuries-old tradition of ancient scholarship on Aristotle. In Physics Book 5 Aristotle lays down some of the principles of his dynamics and theory of change. What does not count as a change: change of relation? the flux of time? There is no change of change, yet acceleration is recognised. Aristotle defines 'continuous', 'contact', and 'next', and uses these definitions in discussing when we can claim that the same change or event is still going on
On Aristotle's "On the Soul 3.1-5" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In On the Soul 3. 1-5, Aristotle goes beyond the five senses to the general functions of sense perception, the imagination and the so-called active intellect, the identity of which was still a matter of controversy in the time of Thomas Aquinas." "In his commentary on Aristotle's text, 'Simplicius' insists that the intellect in question is not something transcendental, but the human rational soul. He denies both Plotinus' view that a part of the soul has never descended from uninterrupted contemplation of the Platonic Forms, and Proclus' view that the soul cannot be changed in its substance through embodiment." "Addressing the vexed question of authorship, H.J. Blumenthal concludes that the commentary was written neither by Simplicius nor Priscian. In a novel interpretation, he suggests that if Priscian had any hand in this commentary, it might have been as editor of notes from Simplicius' lectures."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Categories 9-15" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 272 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's "Categories 1-4" by Simplicius ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simplicius' commentary on Aristotle's Categories is the most comprehensive philosophical critique of the work ever written, representing 600 years of criticism. In his Categories, Aristotle divides what exists in the sensible world into ten categories, including Substance, Quantity, Relative, and Quality.
On Aristotle's "Categories 5-6" by Simplicius ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chapters 5 and 6 of Aristotle's Categories describe his first two categories, Substance and Quantity. It is usually thought that Plotinus attacked Aristotle's Categories, but that Porphyry and Iamblichus restored it to the curriculum once and for all. However, Frans de Haas stresses that Porphyry drew much of his defense of Aristotle from Plotinus' critical discussion."
Epictetus his morals with Simplicius his comment. Made English from the Greek, by George Stanhope, D.D. Dean of Canterbury, and Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty by Epictetus ( )
29 editions published between 1694 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "Physics 8.6-10" by Simplicius ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aristotle's Physics is about the causes of motion and culminates in a proof that God is needed as the ultimate cause of motion. Aristotle argues that things in motion need to be moved by something other than themselves - he rejects Plato's self-movers. On pain of regress, there must be an unmoved mover. If this unmoved mover is to cause motion eternally, it needs infinite power. It cannot, then, be a body, since bodies, being of finite size, cannot house infinite power. The unmoved mover is therefore an incorporeal God." "Simplicius reveals that his teacher, Ammonius, harmonized Aristotle with Plato to counter Christian charges of pagan disagreement, by making Aristotle's God a cause not only of beginningless movement, but also of beginningless existence of the universe. Eternal existence, no less than eternal motion, calls for an infinite, and hence incorporeal, force. This anti-Christian interpretation turned Aristotle's God from a thinker into a certain kind of Creator, and so helped to make Aristotle's God acceptable to Saint Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Categories 7-8" by Simplicius ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The second definition of relative involves the idea of something changing its relationship through a change undergone by its correlate, not by itself. There were disagreements as to whether this was genuine change, and Plotinus discussed whether relatives exist only in the mind, without being real. The term used by Aristotle for such relationships was "being disposed relatively to something," a term later borrowed by the Stoics for their fourth category, and perhaps originating in Plato's Academy."
On Aristotle's Physics 2 by Simplicius ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To these riches Simplicius, writing in the sixth century A.D., adds his own considerable contribution. Seeing Aristotle's God as a creator, he discusses how nature relates to soul, adds Stoic and Neoplatonist causes to Aristotle's list of four, and questions the likeness of cause to effect. He discusses missing a great evil or a great good by a hairsbreadth and considers whether animals act from reason or natural instinct. He also preserves a Posidonian discussion of mathematical astronomy
Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca by Sophonias ( Book )
16 editions published between 1882 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "Physics 3" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "On the heavens 1.1-4" by Simplicius ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "On the heavens 2.1-9" by Simplicius ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 4.1-5, 10-14 by Simplicius ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius commentary on the chapters concerning place and time in Aristotle's Physics, Book Four
Simplicius On Aristotle's "On the Heavens 1.5-9" by Simplicius ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cilicius, Simplicius ca. 6.Jh.
Pseudo-Simplicius ca. 6.Jh.
Simplici, de Cilícia
Simplício
Simplicio, 0490?-0560?
Simplicio ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicio de Cilicia
Simplicius
Simplicius Aristotelicus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Atheniensis
Simplicius Atheniensis ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius aus Kilikien
Simplicius aus Kilikien ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Cilicius
Simplicius Cilicius, 500-talet e.Kr.
Simplicius de Cilicia
Simplicius de Cilicia ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Neapolitanus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Neoplatonicus
Simplicius Neoplatonicus, 500-talet e.Kr.
Simplicius Neoplatonicus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Neoplatonicus, sec. VI
Simplicius Neuplatoniker ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius of Cilicia.
Simplicius of Cilicia, 6. stol.
Simplicius, of Cilicia, 6e eeuw
Simplicius of Cilicia ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius, of Cilícia, s. VI
Simplicius of Cilicius.
Simplicius Perepateticus
Simplicius Perepateticus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Peripateticus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Philosoph
Simplicius Philosoph ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Philosophus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius, Pseudo- ca. 6.Jh.
Simplikio, of Cilicia
Simplikios.
Simplíkios 0490?-0560?
Simplikios, 500-talet e.Kr.
Simplikios ca. 6.Jh.
Simplikios, de Cilícia, s. VI
Simplikios, ho Kilix, approxomately 490-560
Simplikios, of Cilicia, approxomately 490-560
Simplikios von Kilikien ca. 6.Jh.
Simplikiou.
Simplikos
Σιμπλίκιος 0490?-0560?
Σιμπλίκιος, ὁ Κίλιξ, approxomately 490-560
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English (213)
French (36)
Greek, Ancient (14)
German (8)
Latin (5)
Greek, Modern (2)
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