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Simplicius of Cilicia

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Works: 510 works in 1,254 publications in 4 languages and 14,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: cnm, Commentator for written text, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q151.A8, 530
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Simplicius on Aristotle's Physics 6 by Simplicius ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 7 by Simplicius ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4 by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius' On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" is a major source for late Neoplatonist theories of thought and sense perception and offers considerable insight into an important area of Aristotelian philosophy. The present volume is the only English translation of the commentary and affords its readers the opportunity to consider the question of its disputed authorship. While most scholars attribute authorship of On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" to Simplicius, some have judged it to be the work of Priscian, or of another philosopher. The commentary discusses the first half of On the Soul, which comprises Aristotle's survey of his predecessors' views, as well as his own account of the nature of the soul
On Aristotle's Physics 2 by Simplicius ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Book 2 of the Physics is arguably the best introduction to Aristotle's ideas. It defines nature and distinguishes natural science from mathematics. Book 2 introduces the seminal idea of four causes, or four modes of explanation. It defines chance, but rejects a theory of chance and natural selection in favour of purpose in nature. To these riches Simplicius, writing in the sixth century A.D., adds his own considerable contribution. Seeing Aristotle's God as a creator, he discusses how nature relates to soul, adds Stoic and Neoplatonist causes to Aristotle's list of four, and questions the likeness of cause to effect. He discusses missing a great evil or a great good by a hairsbreadth and considers whether animals act from reason or natural instinct. He also preserves a Posidonian discussion of mathematical astronomy."-- Publisher description
Corollaries on place and time by Simplicius ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus his morals. Done from the original Greek, by a doctor of physick by Epictetus ( )
42 editions published between 1694 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 5 by Simplicius ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius, the greatest surviving ancient authority on Aristotle's Physics, lived in the sixth century A.D. He produced detailed commentaries on several of Aristotle's works. Those on the Physics, which alone come to over 1,300 pages in the original Greek, preserve a centuries-old tradition of ancient scholarship on Aristotle. In Physics Book 5 Aristotle lays down some of the principles of his dynamics and theory of change. What does not count as a change: change of relation? the flux of time? There is no change of change, yet acceleration is recognised. Aristotle defines 'continuous', 'contact', and 'next', and uses these definitions in discussing when we can claim that the same change or event is still going on
On Aristotle's "Categories 9-15" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member 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
On Aristotle's "Categories 5-6" by Simplicius ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chapters 5 and 6 of Aristotle's Categories describe his first two categories, Substance and Quantity. It is usually thought that Plotinus attacked Aristotle's Categories, but that Porphyry and Iamblichus restored it to the curriculum once and for all. However, Frans de Haas stresses that Porphyry drew much of his defense of Aristotle from Plotinus' critical discussion." "Simplicius' commentary is the most comprehensive account of the debate on the validity of Aristotle's Categories. Simplicius discusses where the differentia of a species (for instance, the rationality of humans) fits into the scheme of categories. Another is why Aristotle elevates the category of Quantity to second place, above the category of Quality. Further, de Haas shows how Simplicius arrives at multiple definitions of "universal" to solve some of the problems."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "On the soul 3.1-5" by Pseudo-Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In On the Soul 3. 1-5, Aristotle goes beyond the five senses to the general functions of sense perception, the imagination and the so-called active intellect, the identity of which was still a matter of controversy in the time of Thomas Aquinas." "In his commentary on Aristotle's text, 'Simplicius' insists that the intellect in question is not something transcendental, but the human rational soul. He denies both Plotinus' view that a part of the soul has never descended from uninterrupted contemplation of the Platonic Forms, and Proclus' view that the soul cannot be changed in its substance through embodiment." "Addressing the vexed question of authorship, H.J. Blumenthal concludes that the commentary was written neither by Simplicius nor Priscian. In a novel interpretation, he suggests that if Priscian had any hand in this commentary, it might have been as editor of notes from Simplicius' lectures."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Categories 1-4" by Simplicius ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simplicius starts with a survey of previous commentators and an introductory set of questions about Aristotle's philosophy and about the Categories in particular. The commentator, he says, needs to present Plato and Aristotle as in harmony in most things."-- Publisher description
On Aristotle's "Categories 7-8" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his discussion of Quality, Aristotle reports a debate on whether justice admits of degrees, or whether only the possession of justice does so. Simplicius reports the further development of this controversy in terms of whether justice admits a range or latitude (platos). This debate helped to inspire the medieval idea of latitude of forms, which thus goes back much further than is commonly recognized - at least as far in the past as Plato and Aristotle."--BOOK JACKET
On Aristotle's "Physics 8.6-10" by Simplicius ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aristotle's Physics is about the causes of motion and culminates in a proof that God is needed as the ultimate cause of motion. Aristotle argues that things in motion need to be moved by something other than themselves - he rejects Plato's self-movers. On pain of regress, there must be an unmoved mover. If this unmoved mover is to cause motion eternally, it needs infinite power. It cannot, then, be a body, since bodies, being of finite size, cannot house infinite power. The unmoved mover is therefore an incorporeal God." "Simplicius reveals that his teacher, Ammonius, harmonized Aristotle with Plato to counter Christian charges of pagan disagreement, by making Aristotle's God a cause not only of beginningless movement, but also of beginningless existence of the universe. Eternal existence, no less than eternal motion, calls for an infinite, and hence incorporeal, force. This anti-Christian interpretation turned Aristotle's God from a thinker into a certain kind of Creator, and so helped to make Aristotle's God acceptable to Saint Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Physics 3" by Simplicius ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "On the heavens 2.1-9" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius On Aristotle's "On the Heavens 1.5-9" by Simplicius ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Epictetus' "Handbook 1-26" by Simplicius ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "On the heavens 2.10-14" by Simplicius ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The topics covered in this part of Simplicius' commentary on On the Heavens are the speeds and distances of the stars; that the stars are spherical; why the sun and moon have fewer motions that the other five planets; why the sphere of the fixed stars contains so many stars whereas the other heavenly spheres contain no more than one (Simplicius has a long excursus on planetary theory in his commentary on this chapter); discussion of people's views on the position, motion or rest, shape, and size of the earth; and that the earth is a relatively small sphere at rest in the center of the cosmos."--BOOK JACKET
On Aristotle's Physics 4.1-5, 10-14 by Simplicius ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius commentary on the chapters concerning place and time in Aristotle's Physics, Book Four
On Aristotle's "On the heavens 1.10-12" by Simplicius ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In these three chapters of On the Heavens, Aristotle argues that the universe in ungenerated and indestructible. In Simplicius's commentary there is a battle between the Neoplatonist Simplicius and the Aristotelian Alexander, whose lost commentary on Aristotle's On the Heavens Simplicius partly preserves." "Simplicius's rival, the Christian Philoponus, had conducted a parallel battle in his Against Proclus, but had taken the side of Alexander against Proclus and other Platonists, arguing that Plato's Timaeus gives a beginning to the universe. Simplicius takes the Platonist side, denying that Plato intended a beginning. The origin to which Plato refers is, according to Simplicius, not a temporal origin, but the divine cause that produces the world without beginning."--Jacket
 
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controlled identity Pseudo-Simplicius

Cilicius, Simplicius ca. 6.Jh.
Pseudo-Simplicius ca. 6.Jh.
Simplici de Cilícia
Simplício
Simplicio 0490?-0560?
Simplicio ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicio de Cilicia
Simplicius
Simplicius 6e eeuw of Cilicia
Simplicius Aristotelicus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Atheniensis
Simplicius Atheniensis ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius aus Kilikien
Simplicius aus Kilikien ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Aristotelicus
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Atheniensis
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh aus Kilikien
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh de Cilicia
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Neapolitanus
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Neoplatonicus
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Neuplatoniker
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh of Cilicia
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Perepateticus
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Peripateticus
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Philosoph
Simplicius ca. 6.Jh Philosophus
Simplicius Cilicius
Simplicius Cilicius 500-talet e.Kr
Simplicius de Cilicia
Simplicius de Cilicia ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Neapolitanus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Neoplatonicus
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Simplicius Neoplatonicus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Neoplatonicus sec. VI
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Simplicius, of Cilicia, 6e eeuw
Simplicius of Cilicia ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius, of Cilícia, s. VI
Simplicius of Cilicius.
Simplicius Perepateticus
Simplicius Perepateticus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Peripateticus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Philosoph
Simplicius Philosoph ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius Philosophus ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius, Pseudo- ca. 6.Jh.
Simplicius s. VI of Cilícia
Simplikio, of Cilicia
Simplikios.
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Simplikios 500-talet e.Kr
Simplikios approxomately 490-560 ho Kilix
Simplikios approxomately 490-560 of Cilicia
Simplikios ca. 6.Jh.
Simplikios ca. 6.Jh von Kilikien
Simplikios, de Cilícia, s. VI
Simplikios, ho Kilix, approxomately 490-560
Simplikios, of Cilicia, approxomately 490-560
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Simplikios von Kilikien ca. 6.Jh.
Simplikiou.
Simplikos
Σιμπλίκιος 0490?-0560?
Σιμπλίκιος approxomately 490-560 ὁ Κίλιξ
Σιμπλίκιος, ὁ Κίλιξ, approxomately 490-560
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English (270)
French (11)
German (7)
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