Aristotle's Categories in the Early Roman Empire (Oxford by Michael J. Griffin

By Michael J. Griffin

This quantity reviews the beginning and evolution of philosophical curiosity in Aristotle's different types. After centuries of overlook, the types grew to become the focal point of philosophical dialogue within the first century BCE, and was once to that end followed because the uncomplicated introductory textbook for philosophy within the Aristotelian and Platonic traditions.

In this examine, Michael Griffin builds on previous paintings to reconstruct the fragments of the earliest commentaries at the treatise, and illuminates the earliest arguments for Aristotle's method of good judgment because the starting place of upper schooling. Griffin argues that Andronicus of Rhodes performed a severe position within the different types' upward push to prominence, and that his motivations for curiosity within the textual content will be recovered. the quantity additionally tracks Platonic and Stoic debate over the Categories,
and indicates purposes for its adoption into the mainstream of either schools.

Covering the interval from the 1st century BCE to the 3rd century CE, the quantity specializes in person philosophers whose perspectives could be recovered from later, usually Neoplatonic resources, together with Andronicus of Rhodes, Eudorus of Alexandria, Pseudo-Archytas, Lucius, Nicostratus, Athenodorus, and Cornutus.

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