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Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle Metaphysics 5

by E. W. Dooley

Part of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series

Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle Metaphysics 5 Synopsis

Aristotle was a systematic writer who often cross-referred to the definitions of terms given elsewhere in his work. Book 5 of the Metaphysics is important because it consists of definitions of the main uses of key terms in Aristotle's philosophy, and it is extremely valuable to have a commentary on this important text by Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading commentator of his school. Alexander provides a detailed commentary on all of the thirty terms analysed in Book 5, weighing alternative interpretations of what Aristotle says one against another, defending Peripatetic views against actual and possible criticisms, and attempting to integrate what is said in Book 5 into the context of the Metaphysics as a whole.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780934501
Publication date: 18th January 2013
Author: E. W. Dooley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500,

About E. W. Dooley

William E. Dooley SJ is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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