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Title Simplicius : on Aristotle on the heavens 1.3-4 / translated by Ian Mueller
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
Series Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Contents Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; Translation of the text commented on (On the Heavens 1.3, 270a12-4); outline of the commentary; Translation of the commentary; Notes; Appendix 1. The 'fragments' of Philoponus, Against Aristotle; Appendix 2. The 'fragments' of Alexander's commentary on De Caelo; Appendix 3. On the purity of the elements; Appendix 4. The signs of the zodiac; Bibliography; Textual Questions; English-Greek Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Greek-English Index; A; B; D; E; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; S; T; Z
Index of Passages(a) Passages quoted by Simplicius; (b) Early texts cited in the notes; A; D; E; H; I; J; P; S; T; V; Index of Names; (a) Names mentioned by Simplicius; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; I; J; L; M; O; P; R; S; T; (b) Scholars cited in the Introduction and Notes to the Translation; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; J; K; L; M; P; R; S; W; Subject Index; A; C; E; G; H; I; L; M; P; S; Z
Summary This is the first English translation of Simplicius' responses to Philoponus' Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World. The commentary is published in two volumes: Ian Mueller's previous book in the series, Simplicius: On Aristotle On the Heavens 1.2-3, and this book on 1.3-4. Philoponusthe Christian, had argued that Aristotle's arguments do not succeed. For all they show to the contrary, Christianity may be right that the heavens were brought into existence by the only divine being and one moment in time, and will cease to exist at some future moment. Simplicius upholds the pagan view
Notes "Paperback edition first published 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 15, 2014)
Subject Aristotle. De caelo.
Astronomy, Ancient.
Astronomy, Greek -- Early works to 1800.
Cosmology -- Early works to 1800.
Cosmology, Ancient.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Mueller, Ian, translator
ISBN 1472501705 (e-book)
9781472501707 (e-book)