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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miira Tuominen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520260276
    ISBN 10: 0520260279
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Abridged Dewey: 184
    LC classification: B335 .T86 2009
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Miira Tuouminen, a researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, is the author of Apprehension and Argument: Ancient Theories of Starting Points for Knowledge.
    Review quote
    "Ingenious."--Choice "Useful for the philosophy student and scholar who wishes to gain a basic understanding of the ancient commentary tradition."--Dialogue