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Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE: Xenarchus of Seleucia (Hardback)

Andrea Falcon

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ISBN 10: 0521876508 / ISBN 13: 9780521876506
Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is a full study of the remaining evidence for Xenarchus of Seleucia, one of the earliest interpreters of Aristotle. Andrea Falcon places the evidence in its context, the revival of interest in Aristotle s philosophy that took place in the first century BCE. Xenarchus is often presented as a rebel, challenging Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition. Falcon argues that there is more to Xenarchus and his philosophical activity than an opposition to Aristotle; he was a creative philosopher, and his views are best understood as an attempt to revise and update Aristotle s philosophy. By looking at how Xenarchus negotiated different aspects of Aristotle s philosophy, this book highlights elements of rupture as well as strands of continuity within the Aristotelian tradition. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9780521876506

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Titre : Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE: ...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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This book is a full study of the remaining evidence for Xenarchus of Seleucia, one of the earliest interpreters of Aristotle. Andrea Falcon places the evidence in its context, the revival of interest in Aristotle's philosophy that took place in the first century BCE. Xenarchus is often presented as a rebel, challenging Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition. Falcon argues that there is more to Xenarchus and his philosophical activity than an opposition to Aristotle; he was a creative philosopher, and his views are best understood as an attempt to revise and update Aristotle's philosophy. By looking at how Xenarchus negotiated different aspects of Aristotle's philosophy, this book highlights elements of rupture as well as strands of continuity within the Aristotelian tradition.

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'Xenarchus of Seleucia was a contemporary of Strabo who was active as a teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, Athens and Rome at the time of Augustus. Falcon's study is the first monograph to be wholly dedicated to this Peripatetic writer, from whom a few fragments survive ? a valuable tool for the study of a period of philosophical activity that is still surrounded by mystery, and contributes to the better understanding of the hermeneutical strategies towards Aristotle's text that preceded the development of the commentary tradition in the Imperial period.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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