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Alexander of Aphrodisias and his Doctrine of the soul : 1400 years of lasting significance

Author: Eckhard Kessler
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
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Following Alexander of Aphrodisias through the Aristotelian tradition from the second to the sixteenth century, this book discovers an almost forgotten leading figure in the fervently disputed  Read more...

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Named Person: Alexander, of Aphrodisias.; Alexander, of Aphrodisias; Alexander, of Aphrodisias.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eckhard Kessler
ISBN: 9789004207028 9004207023
OCLC Number: 720634932
Notes: "First published as introduction to the reprint of Alexander's Enarratio de anima ex Aristotelis institutione (CAGL 13) in 2008"--T.p. verso.
Description: vi, 99 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Alexander of Aphrodisias in the History of Ancient Philosophy 1.1. Alexander, the 'Exegete' of Aristotle 3 1.2. Alexander's Extant and Lost Writings 5 1.3. Alexander's Position in the Neoplatonic School 8 2. The Reception of Alexander from the End of the Fifth to the End of the Fifteenth Century 2.1. Alexander among the Arabs: Averroes and the Predominance of the Doctrine of the Soul 10 2.2. Alexander in Scholasticism: Immortality and Theory of Cognition-Buridan and Argyropulus 18 3. The Transition at the Turn from the Fifteenth to the Sixteenth Century 3.1. Girolamo Donato and his Translation of the "Enarratio de anima ex Aristotelis institutione" 25 3.2. The Use of Donato's Translation by Nicoletto Vernia 30 3.3. Philology and Philosophy: Two Modes of Reception of Donato's Alexander in Agostino Nifo 36 3.4. Nifo's 'Saving' of Alexander 43 4. Alexander in the Sixteenth Century 4.1. Alexander and the Problem of Immortality: Cardano, Zabarella 49 4.2. From Alexander's Doctrine of the Soul to the New Philosophy of Nature: Pietro Pomponazzi 58 4.3. Manifestations of Natural Philosophy in the Tradition of Alexander in the Sixteenth Century: Porzio, Fracastoro, Cardano 67 4.4. Bernardino Telesio: the Krypto-Alexandrist as 'First of the Moderns' 74 5. Bibliography 5.1. Sources 82 5.1.1. Alexander of Aphrodisias 82 5.1.2. Other Sources 84 5.2. Secondary Literature 86
Responsibility: by Eckhard Kessler.

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