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Works: 4 works in 5 publications in 2 languages and 368 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: B415, 128
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Most widely held works by Pseudo-Simplicius
On Aristotle's "On the Soul 3.1-5" by Simplicius( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 208 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 on the soul 1.1-2.4 by Simplicius( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commentary attributed to Simplicius on Aristotle's On the Soul appears in this series in three volumes, of which this is the first. The translation provides the first opportunity for a wider readership to assess the disputed question of authorship. Is the work by Simplicius, or by his colleague Priscian, or by another commentator? In the second volume, Priscian's Paraphrase of Theophrastus on Sense Perception, which covers the same subject, will also be translated for comparison. Whatever its authorship, the commentary is a major source for late Neoplatonist theories of thought and sense perception and provides considerable insight into this important area of Aristotle's thought. In this first volume, the Neoplatonist commentator covers the first half of Aristotle's On the Soul, comprising Aristotle's survey of his predecessors and his own rival account of the nature of the soul
On Aristotle on the soul 3.6-13 by Simplicius( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation in the commentary series on Aristotle discusses the objects of the intellect, practical reasoning and the interaction between desire and cognition
Simplicii commentaria 4 B. in III libros De anima by Pseudo-Simplicius( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Latin and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identitySimplicius, of Cilicia


English (4)

Latin (1)