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Alexander of Aphrodisias

Works: 926 works in 2,869 publications in 9 languages and 21,272 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Other, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Creator, Dubious author, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B535.A63, 160
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On Aristotle's Metaphysics by Alexander( Book )
49 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 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 )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 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 )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Traité du destin by Alexander( Book )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 337 libraries worldwide
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On Aristotle's "Prior analytics" by Alexander( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"The commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's Prior Analytics 1.8-22 is the main ancient commentary, by the 'greatest' commentator, on the chapters of the Prior Analytics in which Aristotle invented modal logic - the logic of propositions about what is necessary or contingent (possible). In this volume, which covers chapters 1.8-13, Alexander of Aphrodisias reaches the chapter in which Aristotle discusses the notion of contingency. Also included in this volume is Alexander's commentary on that part of Prior Analytics 1.17 which explains the conversion of contingent propositions (the rest of 1.17 is included in the second volume of Mueller's translation). Aristotle also invented the syllogism, a style of argument involving two premises and a conclusion. Modal propositions can be deployed in syllogism, and in the chapters included in this volume Aristotle discusses syllogisms consisting of two necessary propositions as well as the more controversial ones containing one necessary and one non-modal premiss. The discussion of syllogisms containing contingent propositions is reserved for Volume 2. In each volume, Ian Mueller provides a comprehensive explanation of Alexander's commentary on modal logic as a whole."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 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
Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "Topics 1" by Alexander( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 287 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 Meteorology 4 by Alexander( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 245 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 "On sense perception" by Alexander( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 222 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 1.23-31" by Alexander( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 218 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
De fato ad imperatores; version [latine] de Guillaume de Moerbeke by Alexander( Book )
25 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 215 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 212 libraries worldwide
"This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters have been reidentified by Emma Gannage in an Arabic translation and are here presented in English for the first time." "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. We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics."--Jacket
Quaestiones 2.16-3.15 by Alexander( Book )
42 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 196 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 "Prior Analytics 1.32-46" by Alexander( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 171 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 )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 libraries worldwide
"In Metaphysics 4 Aristotle discusses the nature of metaphysics, the basic laws of logic, the falsity of subjectivism and the different types of ambiguity. The full, clear commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on this important book is here translated into English by Arthur Madigan. Alexander goes through Aristotle's text practically line by line, attending to the logical sequence of the arguments, noting places where Aristotle's words will bear more than one interpretation and marking variant readings. He repeatedly cross-refers to the De Interpretatione, Analytics, Physics and other works of Aristotle, thus placing Metaphysics 4 in the content of Aristotle's philosophy as a whole."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle Metaphysics 5 by Alexander( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
On Aristotle on sense perception by Alexander( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 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
Alexander of Aphrodisias on the soul by Alexander( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
This is Part I of the first English translation of the philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias' treatise "On the Soul."
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Afrodisia, Alejandro de
Afrodisia Alessandro d'
Afrodisia, Alessandro Di
Afrodisias, Alejandro de
Afrodisiaslı Aleksandros
̓Afrodisieús ̓Aléxandros ho
Afrodisieús Aléxandros o
Afrūdīsī, al-Iskandar al-
Afrūdīsī, Iskandar
al-Iskandar al-Afrūdīsī
Alejandro de Afrodisia
Alejandro de Afrodisias
Alejandro de Afrodosia
Alejandro V de Pisa
Aleksandar Afrodizijski
Aleksandar V, protupapa
Aleksander Afrodizijski
Aleksander Aphrodisiensis
Aleksander frå Afrodisias peritatetisk filosof, Aristoteles-kommentator
Aleksander van Afrodisias
Aleksander z Afrodyzjas.
Aleksander z Afrodyzji
Aleksandro la 5-a
Aleksanteri Afrodisiaslainen
Alessandro 1340-1410 antipapa V
Alessandro 1340-1410 Papa
Alessandro approximately 1340-1410 Antipope V
Alessandro ca. 1340-1410 antipape V
Alessandro d'Afrodisia
Alessandro de Afrodisia
Alessandro di Afrodisia
Alessandro di Afrodisia filosofo greco antico
Alessandro di Afrodisia, sec. III
Alessandro Filosofo Peripatetico
Alessandro pape V
Alexander 1340-1410 antipapa V
Alexander 1340-1410 Papa
Alexander Aphrodisaeus
Alexander Aphrodisaeus, ca 200
Alexander Aphrodisaeus, sec. III
Alexander Aphrodiseus
Alexander Aphrodiseus, ca 200
Alexander Aphrodisiaeus
Alexander Aphrodisias
Alexander Aphrodisiensis
Alexander Aphrodisiensis, ca 200
Alexander Aphrodisiensis, činný 2. století-3. století
Alexander Aphrodisiensis Philosophus
Alexander Aphrodisieus
Alexander Aphrodisius
Alexander av Afrodisias, ca 200
Alexander ca. 1340-1410 antipape V
Alexander ca. 1340-1410 Antipope V
Alexander Commentator
Alexander d'Aphrodise
Alexander frá Afrodísías
Alexander från Afrodisias
Alexander of Aphrodisaias
Alexander of Aphrodisias
Alexander of Aphrodisias, ca 200
Alexander of Aphrodisias, činný 2. století-3. století
Alexander of Aphrodisias Peripatetic philosopher
Alexander of Aphrodosias
Alexander Philosophus
Alexander Scriptor Ecclesiasticus
Alexander V
Alexander V Gegenpapst
Alexander V italiensk präst
Alexander van Aphrodisias
Alexander van Aphrodisias filosoof uit Romeinse Keizerrijk
Alexander von Aphrodisia
Alexander von Aphrodisias
Alexander von Aphrodisias Aristoteles-Kommentator
Alexander von Aphrodisias, ca 200
Alexander z Afrodízie
Alexandr Afrodisijský
Alexandr V
Alexandre 1340-1410 Pape
Alexandre Aphrodisé
Alexandre Aphrodisee
Alexandre d'Afrodísies
Alexandre dÁphrodise
Alexandre d'Aphrodise, ca 200
Alexandre d'Aphrodise philosophe péripatéticien
Alexandre d'Aphrodisias
Alexandre d'Aphrodisias, ca 200
Alexandre dÁphrodisie
Alexandre de Afrodísias
Alexandre de Aphrodisias
Alexandre l'Aphrodisien
Alexandre V
Alexandre V, antipapa
Alexandri Aphrodisiensis
Alexandrique Aphrodisieus
Aléxandros Afrodisieús
Aléxandros Aphrodisieús
Alexandros Aristoteleserklärer
̓Aléxandros ho ̓Afrodisieús
Alexandros ho Aphrodiseus
̓Aléxandros ho ̓Aphrodisieús
Aléxandros o Afrodisieús
Alexandros of Aphrodisias
Alexandros Peripatetiker
Alexandros von Aphrodidias
Alexandros von Aphrodisias
Alexandros z Afrodisias, činný 2. století-3. století
Alexandrou Aphrodisieos
Alexandrus Aphrodisaeus
Alexandrus Aphrodiseus
Alexandrus Aphrodisiensis
Alexandrus Aphrodisiensus
Allesandro d'Afrodisia
Anti-Paus Aleksander V
Antipapa Alejandro V
Antipapa Alessandro V
Antipapa Alessandro V italiensk prest
Antipapa Alexandre V
Antipope Alexander V Catholic cardinal and antipope
Antypapież Aleksander V
Aphrodisæus, Alexander
Aphrodise Alexandre d'
Aphrodiseus, Alexander
Aphrodisias, Alexander
Aphrodisias Alexander of
Aphrodisias, Alexander von
Aphrodisias, Alexandre
Aphrodisias Alexandre d'
Aphrodisien, l'
Aphrodisiensis Alexander
Aphrodisiensis, Alexander, ca 200
Aphrodisieus, Alexander
̓Aphrodisieús ̓Aléxandros ho
Aphrodisziaszi Alexandrosz ókori görög filozófus
Di Afrodisia, Alessandro
Filargis, Pietro 1340-1410
Filargis, Pietro approximately 1340-1410
Filargis, Pietro ca. 1340-1410
Giáo hoàng đối lập Alexanđê V
Iskandar Afrūdīsī
Iskandar al-Afrūdīsī
Iskandar al-Afrūdīsī al-
Modpave Alexander 5 italiensk præst
Papa Alexander V
Peter 1340-1410 of Candia
Peter approximately 1340-1410 of Candia
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Peter of Candia
Petros 1340-1410 Philargis
Petros Filargès
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Petros Philargos
Petrus 1340-1410 de Candia
Petrus 1340-1410 Philaretus
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Petrus Philargus
Phalargis, Petros approximately 1340-1410
Phalargis, Petros ca. 1340-1410
Philaretus 1340-1410 von Candia
Philarghus, Peter approximately 1340-1410
Philarghus, Peter ca. 1340-1410
Philargis, Petros 1340-1410
Philargis, Pitros 1340-1410
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Pierre 1340-1410 de Candie
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Pietro ca. 1340-1410 di Candia
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Pietro Filargo
Pietro Filargo da Candia 1340-1410
Protipapež Aleksander V
Pseudo-Alexander Aphrodisiensis
Teenpous Alexander V
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Tito Aurelio Alessandro
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Александр Афродисийский философ-перипатетик, комментатор Аристотеля
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Аляксандр V, антыпапа
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אלכסנדר מאפרודיסיאס
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