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Ammonius : On Aristotle On Interpret - David Blank


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Chapter 9 of Aristotle's "On Interpretation" deals with determinism, and here the two influential commentaries of Ammonius and Boethius have been published together. These are crucial works, for Ammonuis' commentary influenced the Islamic Middle Ages, while that of Boethius was of equal importance to medieval Latin-speaking philosophers. It was once argued that Boethius was influenced by Ammonius, and this work aims to show that this was clearly not the case. Ammonius draws on the fourth- and fifth-century Neoplatonists Iamblichus, Syrianus and Proclus. He arranges his argument around three major deterministic arguments and is our main source for one of them, the Reaper argument. Boethius, on the other hand, draws on controversies from 300 years earlier between Stoics and Aristotelians as recorded by Alexander of Aphrodisias and Porphyry.

The three deterministic arguments opposed by Ammoniusp. 3
Boethius, Ammonius and their different Greek backgroundsp. 16
Boethius and the truth about tomorrow's sea battlep. 24
Ammonius' sea battlep. 53
Textual Emendationsp. 89
Ammonius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9p. 91
Notesp. 118
Boethius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9 (first commentary)p. 129
Boethius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9 (second commentary)p. 146
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 193
English-Greek Glossaryp. 197
Greek-English Indexp. 200
English-Latin Glossaryp. 207
Latin-English Indexp. 210
Subject Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780715626917
ISBN-10: 0715626914
Series: Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 23rd July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1