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Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha free pdf The volumes of the 'Symposium Aristotelicum' have become obligatory reference works for Aristotle studies. In this eighteenth volume a distinguished group of scholars offers a chapter-by-chapter study of the first book of the Metaphysics. Aristotle presents here his philosophical project as a search for wisdom, which is found in the knowledge of the first principles allowing us to explain whatever exists. As he shows, earlier philosophers had been seeking such a wisdom, though they had divergent views on what these first principles were. Before Aristotle sets out his own views, he offers a critical examination of his predecessors' views, ending up with a lengthy discussion of Plato's doctrine of Forms. Book Alpha is not just a fundamental text for reconstructing the early history of Greek philosophy- it sets the agenda for Aristotle's own project of wisdom on the basis of what he had learned from his predecessors. The volume comprises eleven chapters, each dealing with a different section of the text, and a new edition of the Greek text of Metaphysics Alpha by Oliver Primavesi, based on an exhaustive examination of the complex manuscript and indirect tradition. The introduction to the edition offers new insights into the question which has haunted editors of the Metaphysics since Bekker, namely the relation between the two divergent traditions of the text.

About Oliver Primavesi

Oliver Primavesi holds the chair of Greek (I) at the University of Munich. His research has been devoted mainly to Aristotle and to the Presocratics, in particular to Empedocles. His books include Die Aristotelische Topik (1996) and Empedokles: Physika I (2008). He has co-authored, with A. Martin, LEmpedocle de Strasbourg (1999) and with J. Mansfeld, Die Vorsokratiker Griechisch/Deutsch (2011)- and has edited, with K. Luchner, The Presocratics from the Latin Middle Ages to Hermann Diels (2011).

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Author : Oliver Primavesi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 19 July 2012
ISBN : 0199639981
EAN : 9780199639984
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 552 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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