The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle Offers an introduction to the writings of the late ancient commentators on Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, Plato. This work provides a historical overview followed by a series of thematic chapters on epistemology, science and logic, physics, psychology, metaphysics and ethics. It focuses on the writings of Themistius, Porphyry and Proclus.
- Published: 15 June 2009
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780520260276 ISBN 10: 0520260279
- Sales rank: 603,637
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The study of the ancient commentators has developed considerably over the past few decades, fueled by recent translations of their often daunting writings. This book offers the only concise, accessible general introduction currently available to the writings of the late ancient commentators on Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, Plato. Miira Tuominen provides a historical overview followed by a series of thematic chapters on epistemology, science and logic, physics, psychology, metaphysics, and ethics. In particular, she focuses on the writings of Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius, Porphyry, Proclus, Philoponus and Simplicius. Until recently, the late ancient commentators have been understood mainly as sources of information concerning the masters upon whose works they comment. This book offers new insights into their way of doing philosophy in their own right.