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Simplicius : On Aristotle Physics 1. - Share and Ian Mueller


On Aristotle Physics 1.

Hardcover Published: 15th July 2012
ISBN: 9780715638576
Number Of Pages: 224

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In the chapters of his 'Physics' commented on here, Aristotle disagrees with Pre-Socratic philosophers about the basic principles that explain natural changes. But he finds some agreement among them that at least two contrary properties must be involved, for example hot and cold. His own view is that there are two contrary principles at a more abstract level: the form possessed at the end of a change and the privation of that form at the beginning. But there is also a third principle needed to supply continuity - the matter to which first privation and later form belong. Despite the apparent disagreements, Simplicius, the Neoplatonist commentator, wants to emphasise the harmony of all pagan Greek thinkers, as opposed to Christians, on such a basic matter as first principles. He therefore presents not only the Pre-Socratics and Aristotle, but also himself and earlier commentators of different schools as all in basic agreement.

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Introductionp. 1
Conventionsp. 13
Abbreviationsp. 14
Translation: 1.5-6p. 15
Han Baltussenp. 17
Michael Share and Michael Atkinsonp. 30
Departures from Diels' Text and Bibliographyp. 50
Notesp. 53
English-Greek Glossaryp. 65
Greek-English Indexp. 71
Subject Indexp. 79
Memorial noticep. 85
Translation: 1.7-9p. 87
Notesp. 145
English-Greek Glossaryp. 157
Greek-English Indexp. 161
Subject Indexp. 166
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ISBN: 9780715638576
ISBN-10: 0715638572
Series: Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th July 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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