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Simplicius : on Aristotle on the heavens 3.1-7

Author: Ian Mueller
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2009. ©2009
Series: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The subject of Aristotle's On the Heavens, Books 3-4, is the four elements of earth, air, fire and water, which exist below the heavens. Book 3, in chapters 1 to 7, frequently criticizes the Presocratic philosophers. Because of this, Simplicius' commentary is one of our main sources of quotations of the Presocratics. Ian Mueller's translation of this commentary gains added importance by enabling us to see the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simplicius : on Aristotle on the heavens 3.1-7.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, ©2009
viii, 182 pages
Named Person: Aristotle.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Mueller
ISBN: 9781472501615 1472501616
OCLC Number: 878148185
Notes: "Paperback edition first published 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Translation; 3.1 The view of Parmenides and Melissus that nothing comes to be; criticism of Plato for generating bodies from planes; 3.2 Natural motion and its priority over unnatural motion; heaviness and lightness; the relation of power to motion; 3.3 The definition of 'element'; the existence of elements; 3.4 There are not infinitely many elements; 3.5 There is more than one element; 3.6 The elements come to be from one another, not from what is incorporeal or from another body. 3.7-305b28 The elements do not come to be from one another by separation out (ekkrisis)Appendix: The argument of Cael. 3.5; Textual Questions; (a) Departures from Heiberg's text; (b) Simplicius' citations of Cael. 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; 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 Names; Subject Index; Addenda.
Series Title: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Responsibility: translated by Ian Mueller.


Presents Simplicius' selection of Presocratic texts. This book criticizes the lost commentary of the leading Aristotelian commentator, Alexander.  Read more...


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Mueller's clear translation and introduction have made this source accessible to a wider audience, while at the same time providing the specialist with thoughtful textual suggestions, notes, and Read more...

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