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Alexander of Aphrodisias


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Alexander of Aphrodisias was a Peripatetic philosopher and the most celebrated of the Ancient Greek commentators on the writings of Aristotle. He was a native of Aphrodisias in Caria, and lived and taught in Athens at the beginning of the 3rd century, where he held a position as head of the Peripatetic school. He wrote many commentaries on the works of Aristotle, extant are those on the Prior Analytics, Topics, Meteorology, Sense and Sensibilia, and Metaphysics. Several original treatises also survive, and include a work On Fate, in which he argues against the Stoic doctrine of necessity; and one On the Soul. His commentaries on Aristotle were considered so useful that he was styled, by way of pre-eminence, "the commentator".

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

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Alexander of Aphrodisias, the most celebrated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy (2010)

Philosophy Between 500 and 1500 by Henrik Lagerlund

In: Genequand Ch, Alexander of Aphrodisias on the cosmos. Brill, Leiden Alexander of Aphrodisias (2003) On providence. In: Thillet P, Traite ́ de la Providence. Verdier, Paris Secondary Sources Endress G (2002) Alexander Arabus on the ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

ALEXANDER OF APHRODISIAS, pupil of Aristocles of Messene, the most celebrated of the Greek commentators on the writings of ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Descartes to gender and science (1998)

by Edward Craig

Alexander of Aphrodisias (c AD 200) Alexander of Hales (c, ll85-l245) • names with prefixes, which follow conventional alphabetical placing ( see Transliteration and naming conventions below). A complete alphabetical list ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Philosophy (2001)

by Dagobert D. Runes

Another group, the Averroists, followed Aristotle as interpreted by Ibn Rushd, while a third school interpreted Aristotle in the light of the commentaries of Alexander of Aphrodisias, hence were called Alexandrists. Against the Averroists who ...

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