Commentaries were not written exclusively on philosophical works. Although subsequent generations of commentators were profoundly influenced by Alexander, they were motivated by a very different exegetical ideal.
The Latin Aristotle, Amsterdam, pp. Cornell University Press, There is often only a very fine line that separates true wisdom from false wisdom, and that line can easily be blurred by those whose motives are impure. Boethus resisted this reading of the Categories and anticipated a Philosophy commentary of interpretation that was then followed, among others, by Porphyry.
This treatise was considered an elementary introduction to the whole of philosophy and as such it was used to teach beginners with little or no knowledge of philosophy Porphyry, In Cat.
This revival was, at least in part, independent of him. By this time the Isagoge had already established itself as part of the reading curriculum of philosophy, which continued with the Categories, the De Interpretatione and the Prior Analytics.
Nicolaus of Damascus wrote several treatises on the philosophy of Aristotle; and Alexander of Aegae also wrote commentaries on Aristotle. This frustrating at least for us fact is ultimately due to the very nature of this literary production. A list of his students is also given. Not only its title, but also its unity, structure and place in the Aristotelian corpus were intensely discussed.
Cicero depicts Ariston as a pupil of Antiochus. Each generation of commentators read and interpreted Aristotle in the light of their own theoretical preoccupations and proclivities, only to be replaced by the next generation of commentators. Philo Judaeus Embassy ; Dreams 2.
There is no compelling reason to think that his critique of the Categories was written in the form of a commentary.
Albertus MagnusThomas AquinasDuns Scotusand William of Ockhamamong many others, wrote important philosophical works in the form of Aristotelian commentaries.
The latter, being hostile to the immortality of the intellectual part of the soul, attempts to twist in every way the remarks of Aristotle in his third book on the immortality of the soul which prove that it is immortal. In this commentary, Porphyry offered a complete interpretation of the Categories, including a resolution of all previous aporiai Simplicius, In Cat.
Aristotle was no exception to the rule. Looking now at Colossians and the specific context of chapter2, we find Paul addressing a local assembly that had been infiltrated by a form of false teaching that threatened to undermine the gospel he preached.
Note, however, that Ammonius did not write his commentaries on the Categories, the Prior Analytics, and perhaps the Isagoge. This commentary was intended to be an elementary exposition of the treatise.
Authors L-M", Renaissance Quarterly, 31, Without exception, every word of philosophy Bonaventure ever wrote is contained in works explicitly religious - in sermons, works of spiritual direction, and theology. For this reason, we begin by looking at Bonaventure’s conception of theology and the place of philosophical reasoning within it.
Commentaries on Plato refers to the great mass of literature produced, we hear of a commentary to Plato's Timaeus being written by Crantor of Soli; (), Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Part One.
Greek Philosophy. Eduard Zeller, (), Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy. philosophy, because it embodies the misconceptions regarding college-level writing.
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