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Alexander of Aphrodisias

Works: 1,285 works in 3,549 publications in 9 languages and 26,844 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Creator, Attributed name, Dubious author, Commentator, Annotator, htt, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Commentator for written text, wat, 070
Classifications: B535.A63, 160
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Alexander of Aphrodisias on the soul by Alexander( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Part I of the first English translation of the philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias' treatise "On the Soul."
Ethical problems by Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 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
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member 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
On Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31" by Alexander( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 516 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 "Topics 1" by Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 471 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 Prior analytics 1.1-7 by Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Metaphysics by Alexander( Book )

29 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problemes of Aristotle : with other philosophers and phisitions. Wherein are contayned diuers questions, with their answers, touching the estate of mans bodie by Aristotle( )

27 editions published between 1595 and 1597 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Metaphysics 2 & 3 by Alexander( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 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
Traité du destin by Alexander( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On Aristotle's "Prior Analytics 1.32-46" by Alexander( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last fourteen chapters of Book One of Aristotle's Prior Analytics are concerned with the representation in the formal language of syllogisitc of propositions and arguments expressed in more or less everyday Greek. In his commentary on these 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 the Stoic's concern with verbal formulation."--Jacket
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member 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
The problems of Aristotle, with other phylosophers and physitions : wherein are contained divers questions with their answers touching the estate of a mans body by Aristotle( )

11 editions published between 1666 and 1970 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of free will, human responsibility, and determinism is one that has fascinated philosophers and laymen alike from antiquity to the present day, and which is far from settled yet. The treatise To the Emperors on Fate and Responsibility by Alexander of Aphrodisias (c. 200 AD) is perhaps the most comprehensive discussion of this complex issue surviving from antiquity. After an introduction outlining the earlier history of the problem, it is here presented in a new English translation with a detailed commentary; a Greek text and an updated critical apparatus. Also included are a number of shorter discussions dealing with related topics selected from the body of writings attributed to Alexander
On Aristotle Metaphysics 4 by Alexander( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member 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
Quaestiones 1.1-2.15 by Alexander( )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quaestiones attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle, are concerned with physics and metaphysics, psychology and divine providence. They exemplify the process by which Aristotle's thought came to be organised into 'Aristotelianism', and show how interpretations were influenced by the doctrines of Hellenistic philosophy. Some of them, translated into Arabic and thence into Latin, played a part in the transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the medieval world; and they are still of use today in the interpretation of Aristotle's views on such matters as the problem of universals and the relation between form and matter. The Quaestiones have been studied more and more in recent years; but the present volume and its successor offer the first translation of the whole collection into English or any other modern language
On Aristotle Metaphysics 5 by Alexander( )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle was a systematic writer who often cross-referred to the definitions of terms given elsewhere in his work. Book 5 of the Metaphysics is important because it consists of definitions of the main uses of key terms in Aristotle's philosophy, and it is extremely valuable to have a commentary on this important text by Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading commentator of his school. Alexander provides a detailed commentary on all of the thirty terms analysed in Book 5, weighing alternative interpretations of what Aristotle says one against another, defending Peripatetic views against actual and possible criticisms, and attempting to integrate what is said in Book 5 into the context of the Metaphysics as a whole
On Aristotle's Meteorology 4 by Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 255 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 Prior analytics 1.8-13 : (with 1.17,36b35-37a31) by Alexander( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 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
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Alexander of Aphrodisias on the soul
Ethical problemsQuaestionesOn Aristotle's "Prior analytics 1.23-31"On Aristotle's "Topics 1"On Aristotle's Prior analytics 1.1-7On Aristotle's MetaphysicsOn Aristotle's Metaphysics 2 & 3On Aristotle's "Prior Analytics 1.32-46"
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Afrodisia Alejandro de

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Afrodisia, Alessandro Di

Afrodisias Alejandro de

Afrodisiaslı Aleksandros

̓Afrodisieús ̓Aléxandros ho

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Alejandro de Afrodisia

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Alejandro, de Afrodosia

Aleksandar Afrodizijski

Aleksander Afrodizijski

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Aleksander frå Afrodisias peritatetisk filosof, Aristoteles-kommentator

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Alessandro di Afrodisia filosofo greco antico

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