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On Aristotle "On the heavens 3.7-4.6"

Author: Simplicius, of Cilicia.; Ian Mueller
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2009.
Series: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Preschool : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Commenting on the end of Aristotle's On the Heavens Book 3, Simplicius examines Aristotle's criticisms of Plato's theory of elemental chemistry in the Timaeus. Plato makes the characteristics of the four elements depend on the shapes of component corpuscles and ultimately on the arrangement of the triangles which compose them. Simplicius preserves and criticizes the contributions made to the debate in lost works by  Read more...
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Simplicius, of Cilicia.
On Aristotle On the heavens 3.7-4.6
(OCoLC)317748925
Named Person: Aristotle.; Simplikios.; Aristoteles.
Material Type: Document, Preschool, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simplicius, of Cilicia.; Ian Mueller
ISBN: 9781472501639 1472501632
OCLC Number: 878078356
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Translation; 3.7, 305b28-end. Criticism of Plato's geometrical chemistry; 3.8 Criticism of Plato's geometrical chemistry continued; 4.1 Absolute and relative heaviness and lightness; criticism of Plato's claim that there is no above and below in the universe; 4.2 Criticism of previous accounts of heaviness and lightness; 4.3 Heaviness and lightness; natural motion as the attaining of form; 4.4 The existence of places between above and below and of elements, water and air, to occupy them. 4.5 The four elements differ in their matter4.6 The effect of shape and size on the motion of bodies; Appendix 1. On the geometric arguments of 652,9-655,27; Appendix 2. On some later discussions of 306b5-8; Textual Questions; (a) Departures from Heiberg's text; (b) Simplicius' citations of On the Heaven 3.1-7, 305b28; (c) Simplicius' citations of other texts; (d) Lemmas; Notes; Bibliography; English-Greek Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Greek-English Index; A; B; D; E; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; X; Z; Index of Passages. Index of NamesSubject Index; Addenda.
Series Title: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Other Titles: Aristotelis De caelo commentaria.
Responsibility: Simplicius ; translated by Ian Mueller.

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Commenting on the end of Aristotle's On the Heavens Book 3, Simplicius examines Aristotle's criticisms of Plato's theory of elemental chemistry in the Timaeus. Plato makes the characteristics of the four elements depend on the shapes of component corpuscles and ultimately on the arrangement of the triangles which compose them. Simplicius preserves and criticizes the contributions made to the debate in lost works by two other major commentators, Alexander the Aristotelian, and Proclus the Platonist. In Book 4, Simplicius identifies fifteen objections by Aristotle to Plato's views on weight in.

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