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

By Michael J. Griffin

This quantity reviews the foundation and evolution of philosophical curiosity in Aristotle's different types. After centuries of forget, the types turned the point of interest of philosophical dialogue within the first century BCE, and used to be consequently followed because the simple introductory textbook for philosophy within the Aristotelian and Platonic traditions.

In this learn, Michael Griffin builds on past 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 origin 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 should be recovered from later, ordinarily Neoplatonic resources, together with Andronicus of Rhodes, Eudorus of Alexandria, Pseudo-Archytas, Lucius, Nicostratus, Athenodorus, and Cornutus.

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