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Alexander of Aphrodisias

Works: 639 works in 2,413 publications in 9 languages and 19,763 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Software 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Other, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Creator, Commentator, Dubious author, Author of introduction
Classifications: B535.A63, 160
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On Aristotle's Metaphysics by Alexander( Book )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member 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
Traité du destin by Alexander( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of De fato by M. Tullius Cicero
On Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7 by Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31" by Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member 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
On Aristotle's "On sense perception" by Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member 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
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 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "Prior analytics" by Alexander( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member 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
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "Topics 1" by Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member 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 243 WorldCat member 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 coming-to-be and perishing 2.2-5" by Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters of it have been reidentified in an Arabic translation by Emma Gannge and are here translated for the first time. The chapters were preserved in the writings of an eighth-century alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan. In addition to preserving an interesting example of very early cross-cultural scientific activity in the Muslim world, the newly discovered material is of philosophical importance: We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a unified theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics. 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."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in Greek, Ancient and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplementum Aristotelicum( Book )

8 editions published between 1885 and 1981 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandri Aphrodisiensis in Aristotelis topicorum libros octo commentaria by Alexander( Book )

29 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander of Aphrodisias on the soul by Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Part I of the first English translation of the philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias' treatise "On the Soul."
Die durch Averroes erhaltenen Fragmente Alexanders zur Metaphysik des Aristoteles by Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1884 and 1987 in German and Multiple languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die arabische Version einer unbekannten Schrift des Alexander von Aphrodisias über die Differentia specifica by Albert Dietrich( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refutation by Alexander of Aphrodisias of Galen's treatise on the theory of motion by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and Arabic and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandre d'Aphrodise. Aperçu sur l'influence de sa noétique by Gabriel Théry( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On Aristotle's Metaphysics
Alternative Names
Afrodisia, Alejandro de

Afrodisia Alessandro d'

Afrodisia, Alessandro Di

Afrodisias, Alejandro de

Afrodisiaslı Aleksandros

̓Afrodisieús ̓Aléxandros ho

Afrodisieús, Aléxandros o

Alejandro de Afrodisia

Alejandro de Afrodisias

Alejandro de Afrodosia

Aleksandar Afrodizijski

Aleksander Afrodizijski

Aleksander frå Afrodisias peritatetisk filosof, Aristoteles-kommentator

Aleksander van Afrodisias

Aleksander z Afrodyzjas.

Aleksander z Afrodyzji

Aleksanteri Afrodisiaslainen

Alessandro d'Afrodisia

Alessandro d'Afrodisia filosofo greco antico

Alessandro de Afrodisia

Alessandro di Afrodisia

Alessandro di Afrodisia filosofo greco antico

Alessandro di Afrodisia sec. III

Alessandro Filosofo Peripatetico



Alexander Aphrodisaeus

Alexander Aphrodisaeus ca 200

Alexander Aphrodisaeus sec. III

Alexander Aphrodiseus

Alexander Aphrodiseus ca 200

Alexander Aphrodisiaeus

Alexander Aphrodisias

Alexander Aphrodisiensis

Alexander Aphrodisiensis 2./3. stol

Alexander Aphrodisiensis ca 200

Alexander Aphrodisiensis Philosophus

Alexander Aphrodisieus

Alexander Aphrodisius

Alexander av Afrodisias ca 200

Alexander d'Aphrodise

Alexander frá Afrodísías

Alexander från Afrodisias

Alexander of Aphrodisaias

Alexander of Aphrodisias

Alexander of Aphrodisias 2./3. stol

Alexander of Aphrodisias ca 200

Alexander of Aphrodisias Peripatetic philosopher

Alexander of Aphrodosias

Alexander Philosophus

Alexander Scriptor Ecclesiasticus

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

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

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 2./3. stol

Alexandrus Aphrodisaeus

Alexandrus Aphrodiseus

Alexandrus Aphrodisiensis

Alexandrus Aphrodisiensus

Allesandro d'Afrodisia

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

Iskandar al-Afrūdīsī



Pseudo-Alexander Aphrodisiensis

Tito Aurelio Alessandro

z Afrodisias, Alexandros 2./3. stol

Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀφροδισιεύς

Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Ἀφροδισιεύς

Ἀφροδισιεύς, Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ

Александр Афродисийлик

Александр Афродисийский философ-перипатетик, комментатор Аристотеля

Александр з Афродизії

Александър Афродизийски


אלכסנדר אלאפרודסי

ا<<لا>>فروديسي، الاسكندر

الاسكندر الافروديسي

الافروديسي، الاسكندر

ალექსანდრე აფროდისიელი



Traité du destinOn Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31"On Aristotle's "On sense perception"Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentaryOn Aristotle's "Prior analytics"QuaestionesOn Aristotle's "Topics 1"On Aristotle's "On coming-to-be and perishing 2.2-5"