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 inspiration as Aristotle's Metaphysics. for hundreds of years Aristotle's so much celebrated paintings has been considered as a resource of idea in addition to the start line for each research into the constitution of truth. now not strangely, the themes mentioned within the e-book - the medical prestige of ontology and metaphysics, the principles of logical truths, the notions of essence and life, the character of fabric items 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 return. This quantity reconstructs in fourteen chapters a selected part within the lengthy heritage of the Metaphysics by way of concentrating on the medieval reception of Aristotle's masterpiece, particularly from its advent within the Latin West within the 12th via 15th centuries. participants comprise: 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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Pars Posterior, ed. George Lacombe et al. , 1955), p. 1200, n. 1800. On this manuscript, its dating, and the dating of the text it hands down, see Vuillemin-Diem, “Jakob von Venedig,” pp. 8–9; Vuillemin-Diem, “Praefatio,” in: AL XXV 2, pp. xxiii–xiv; and Fernand Bossier & Jozef Brams, “Préface,” in: AL VII 2 (Leiden, 1990), pp. xiii–xv. 80 See Minio-Paluello, “Caratteristiche,” p. 106. , pp. 103–04. 82 Vuillemin-Diem describes it as suitable for a non-native speaker of Greek. For instance, he often makes recourse to transliterations in Latin, betraying some uncertainties about Greek vocabulary.
Introduction (Paris, 1993), p. 62. 52 See Vuillemin-Diem, “Praefatio,” in: AL XXV I–Ia, p. xxxiv. 53 See Minio-Paluello, “La Metaphysica,” p. 98. 55 Literalness characterizes TJ. James is definitely not concerned about the literariness of his Latin phrasing. Rather, respect for the original text and restitution of its veritable meaning are high on his list. James establishes a one-to-one correspondence between the words in the original text and his Latin version. This is particularly evident when the sequence of words is taken into account.
From where the Met. contained in J begins. In this first phase, no annotations are introduced in the opening part of his copy of TA. (ii) William’s revision must have been interrupted at the end of Book X. At this point, in fact, in TA there is something missing with respect to J: Book K, which Moerbeke decides to translate from Greek and introduce in his Metaphysica. 1, pp. 206–47. 102 See Vuillemin-Diem, “La traduction,” pp. 439–41. 103 Technically speaking, Da is a manuscript witnessing the first recension of Moerbeke’s translation.