Alexander of Aphrodisias: On Aristotle On Coming to be and P (BOK)

Alexander of Aphrodisias

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This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters of it have been re-identified in an Arabic translation by Emma Gannage and are here translated for the first time. The chapters were preserved in the writings of an eighth-century alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan. In addition to preserving an interesting example of very early cross-cultural scientific activity in the Muslim world, the newly discovered material is of philosophical importance: We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a unified theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics. As well as an English translation of the text, this volume includes a detailed introduction demonstrating the authenticity of the work and discussing its contribution to our understanding of ancient science.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Alexander of Aphrodisias
Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781472557742
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd