Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity

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Andrea Falcon
Brill, 2016 - Philosophy - 512 pages
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aristotle provides a systematic yet accessible account of the reception of Aristotle's philosophy in Antiquity. To date, there has been no comprehensive attempt to explain this complex phenomenon. This volume fills this lacuna by offering broad coverage of the subject from Hellenistic times to the sixth century AD. It is laid out chronologically and the 23 articles are divided into three sections: I. The Hellenistic Reception of Aristotle; II. The Post-Hellenistic Engagement with Aristotle; III. Aristotle in Late Antiquity. Topics include Aristotle and the Stoa, Andronicus of Rhodes and the construction of the Aristotelian corpus, the return to Aristotle in the first century BC, and the role of Alexander of Aphrodisias and Porphyry in the transmission of Aristotle's philosophy to Late Antiquity.

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About the author (2016)

Andrea Falcon is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal. He is a specialist in Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition in Antiquity. He is the author of Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE: Xenarchus of Seleucia (CUP 2012).

Contributors are: Thomas Bénatouïl, Cristina Cerami, Riccardo Chiaradonna, Pieter d'Hoine, John Dillon, Tiziano Dorandi, Christophe Erismann, Andrea Falcon, Pantelis Golitsis, Michael Griffin, R.J. Hankinson, Myrto Hatzimichali, George Karamanolis, Inna Kupreeva, David Lefebvre, Sara Magrin, Jaap Mansfeld, Alexandra Michalewski, Jan Opsomer, Georgia Tsouni, Angela Ulacco, Francesco Verde, and Arnaud Zucker.

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