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By Georgios Anagnostopoulos

ISBN-10: 1118610636

ISBN-13: 9781118610633

The Blackwell spouse to Aristotle offers in-depth reviews of the most issues of Aristotle's suggestion, from artwork to zoology.

The such a lot entire unmarried quantity survey of the lifestyles and paintings of Aristotle.
Comprised of forty newly commissioned essays from top experts.
Coves the total variety of Aristotle's paintings, from his 'theoretical' inquiries into metaphysics, physics, psychology, and biology, to the sensible and effective "sciences" akin to ethics, politics, rhetoric, and paintings.

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They never considered the possibility that Aristotle might have changed his mind about anything. This view of Aristotle’s thought was challenged in the twentieth century and has been abandoned. According to Ross (1960: 2), the first to question the static conception was Thomas Case (Case 1910). But the scholar who most forcefully challenged the prevailing view and articulated a systematic alternative to it was Werner Jaeger in his first publication on the topic of development (Jaeger 1912) and his seminal work Aristoteles, Grundlegung einer Geschichte seiner Entwicklung (Berlin 1923; appearing in English as Aristotle: Fundamentals of the History of his Development, 1934).

Now, while it is wise to exercise caution about Andronicus’ editorial decisions, there is also the danger of going overboard, especially when our primary access to Aristotle’s texts is through Andronicus’ edition. Those seeing a heavy-handed approach in Andronicus’ editing assume that Aristotle had no system whatsoever and that Andronicus imposed a comprehensive one on his work. Both of these assumptions should be questioned. It is doubtful that Aristotle’s works, as edited by Andronicus, constitute a comprehensive system of thought into which everything he says fits neatly.

460–1) argues that Aristotle did not found a school like Plato’s Academy, and that the peripatetic school was established after his death. Barnes (1982: 5) also doubts that Aristotle established a formal school in the Lyceum; Ackrill (1981: 4) claims that he did. On peripatos and the name of Aristotle’s school, Diogenes Laertius gives two different accounts, and there are additional ones in the biographical tradition (see Düring, 1957: 405–11). Allan (1978: 5) also rejects the idea that the name of Aristotle’s school had anything to do with Aristotle lecturing while walking.

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