A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on by Gabriele Galluzzo, Professor in the Department of Classics

By Gabriele Galluzzo, Professor in the Department of Classics Languages Education and Philosophy Fabrizio Amerini

Few philosophical books were so influential within the improvement of Western suggestion as Aristotle's Metaphysics. for hundreds of years Aristotle's such a lot celebrated paintings has been considered as a resource of suggestion in addition to the place to begin for each research into the constitution of fact. now not unusually, the themes mentioned within the e-book - the clinical prestige of ontology and metaphysics, the rules of logical truths, the notions of essence and life, the character of fabric gadgets and their houses, the prestige of mathematical entities, simply to point out a few - are nonetheless on the centre of the present philosophical debate and are inclined to excite philosophical minds for a few years to come back. This quantity reconstructs in fourteen chapters a specific part within the lengthy historical past of the Metaphysics via concentrating on the medieval reception of Aristotle's masterpiece, particularly from its creation within the Latin West within the 12th via 15th centuries. members contain: Marta Borgo, Matteo di Giovanni, Amos Bertolacci, Silvia Donati, Gabriele Galluzzo, Alessandro D. Conti, Sten Ebbesen, Fabrizio Amerini, Giorgio Pini, Roberto Lambertini, William O. Duba, Femke J. Kok, and Paul J.J.M. Bakker.

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A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics

Few philosophical books were so influential within the improvement of Western proposal as Aristotle's Metaphysics. for hundreds of years Aristotle's so much celebrated paintings has been considered as a resource of suggestion in addition to the place to begin for each research into the constitution of truth. now not unusually, the themes mentioned within the publication - the medical prestige of ontology and metaphysics, the rules of logical truths, the notions of essence and lifestyles, the character of fabric gadgets and their houses, the prestige of mathematical entities, simply to point out a few - are nonetheless on the centre of the present philosophical debate and tend to excite philosophical minds for a few years to come back.

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70 See Vuillemin-Diem, “Les traductions gréco-latines,” pp. 52–55. 71 See Vuillemin-Diem, “Praefatio,” in: AL XXV I–Ia, p. xx. 72 Since his model lacked the beginning, the copyist producing the archetype could have drawn on TC to supply the missing part. 73 Actually, of this authentic incipit nothing is known; to some extent, not even whether it used to exist. However, since it is hardly likely that the author of TA began his translation in the middle of an argument (indeed, of a sentence), TA must have had originally a proper incipit and then successively undergone an accidental mutilation, so as to remain acephalous.

The Translatio Composita57 Despite what the comprehensive title of AL XXV I–Ia might lead us to think, this stylistic comparison cannot be made along the whole length of James’s text. 5 onwards, the printed text is nothing but James’s translation itself. As a consequence, the end of part Ia of AL XXV also corresponds to the beginning of line 1007a32. We need to account for the “patchwork structure” of this text. The question to be answered is ultimately the following: which Met. does AL XXV Ia intend to restore?

Vii) It is only after this second phase that he finishes, making public the definitive version of his work. To conclude, let me describe briefly this two-phase elaboration from a qualitative point of view, explaining what undergoes change from the one version―the Recensio Palatina (= G1)―to the other―the Recensio Vulgata (= G2)―and how both relate to TA.

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