The Resource On Aristotle's Physics 5-8, Philoponus. With Simplicius, On Aristotle on the void / translated by Paul Lettinck and J.O. Urmson

On Aristotle's Physics 5-8, Philoponus. With Simplicius, On Aristotle on the void / translated by Paul Lettinck and J.O. Urmson

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On Aristotle's Physics 5-8
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On Aristotle's Physics 5-8
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Philoponus. With Simplicius, On Aristotle on the void / translated by Paul Lettinck and J.O. Urmson
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Philoponus On Aristotle's Physics 5-8
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  • eng
  • grc
  • ara
  • eng
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"This volume makes available for the first time in English key commentaries on Aristotle's Physics by Philoponus and Simplicius, rival Neoplatonists of the sixth century A.D." "Paul Lettinck has restored a lost commentary by Philoponus - which has survived in the Greek only in fragments - by translating it from annotations to an Arabic translation of Physics. The annotations presented here paraphrase Philoponus' commentary on Physics, Books 5-7, and include as well two excerpts from the annotations on Book 8. Among the most interesting features of the text are Philoponus' arguments against infinite time, his comments on the divisibility of changing bodies and of motion, and his treatment of Zeno's paradox of the stadium." "Translated from the Greek by J.O. Urmson, Simplicius' commentary focuses on Aristotle's views on the existence of the void as they emerge in chapters 6-9 of Physics, Book 4. Simplicius addresses some objections to Aristotle by later philosophers, particularly by Philoponus and by the Epicureans and the Stoics. There are three crucial points in Simplicius' argument: his reply to Stoics who had attacked Aristotle's reservations about extracosmic void, his response to Aristotle in defense of the idea of motion through void, and his belief that Aristotle does not sufficiently recognize that the ground for the natural motion of bodies, whether in a void or not, is internal. Peter Lautner has provided an introduction and notes to the translation."--BOOK JACKET
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active 6th century
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Philoponus, John
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index present
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Q151
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.P48 1994
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  • Lettinck, Paul
  • Urmson, J. O
  • Simplicius
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  • Aristotle
  • Philoponus, John
  • Simplicius
  • Aristote
  • Aristote
  • Aristote, 0384-0322 av. J.-C.
  • Physics
  • Science, Ancient
  • Sciences anciennes
  • Physique
  • Physics
  • Science, Ancient
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On Aristotle's Physics 5-8, Philoponus. With Simplicius, On Aristotle on the void / translated by Paul Lettinck and J.O. Urmson
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  • Philoponus's original work, in Greek, is lost except for fragments. The version presented here in an English translation of an Arabic text which constitutes part of an Arabic translation of Aristotle; it constitutes a paraphrase of Philoponus's commentary on Physics books 5 to 7, with two comments on book 8
  • The text by Simplicius is part of his commentary on Aristotle's Physics, namely book 4, chapters 6 to 9
  • Series title from dust jacket
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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24 cm.
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x, 267 pages
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9780801430053
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93031609
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)28853700
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On Aristotle's Physics 5-8, Philoponus. With Simplicius, On Aristotle on the void / translated by Paul Lettinck and J.O. Urmson
Publication
Note
  • Philoponus's original work, in Greek, is lost except for fragments. The version presented here in an English translation of an Arabic text which constitutes part of an Arabic translation of Aristotle; it constitutes a paraphrase of Philoponus's commentary on Physics books 5 to 7, with two comments on book 8
  • The text by Simplicius is part of his commentary on Aristotle's Physics, namely book 4, chapters 6 to 9
  • Series title from dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9780801430053
Lccn
93031609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28853700
  • (OCoLC)ocm28853700

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