rebus 30th anniversary finding gobi Harry Potter House Eds granchester books of the month
Search our site
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Read the opening extract of the brand new Karin Slaughter book before its publication on 13/07/2017

Alexander of Aphrodisias On Aristotle ,  On Coming to be and Perishing 2.2-5 by Emma Gannage
  

Alexander of Aphrodisias On Aristotle , On Coming to be and Perishing 2.2-5

RRP £80.00

Synopsis

Alexander of Aphrodisias On Aristotle , On Coming to be and Perishing 2.2-5 by Emma Gannage

This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters of it have been reidentified in an Arabic translation by Emma Gannge and are here translated for the first time. The chapters were preserved in the writings of an eighth-century alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan. In addition to preserving an interesting example of very early cross-cultural scientific activity in the Muslim world, the newly discovered material is of philosophical importance: We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a unified theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics. In addition to a translation of the text, this volume includes a detailed introduction demonstrating the authenticity of the work and discussing its contribution to our understanding of ancient science.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

27th January 2006

Author

Emma Gannage

More books by Emma Gannage
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

ISBN

9780715633038

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools