Authors
Ilyas Altuner
Istanbul University (PhD)
Abstract
Alexander's views on universals are, it seems, quite important in the history of western philosophy. When Boethius gives in his second commentary on Porphyry's Isagoge his solution to the problem of universals as he conceived it, he claims to be adopting Alexander's approach. If true, this means that the locus classicus for all western medieval thinkers on this topic is really a rendering of Alexander's teaching. Alexander commented Aristotle’s statement in his On the Soul “The universal animal either is nothing at all or is posterior if it exists”, and this commentary has been translated into Arabic several times in the classical period. In this study the anonymous Arabic translations of Alexander’s commentary has been translated into English.
Keywords Aristotle, Alexander, On the Soul, commentary, universal, animal
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,464
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

On Aristotle’s Prior Analytics 1.8–13. [REVIEW]Leo J. Elders - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (4):901-901.
On Ideas—Aristotle’s Criticism of Plato’s Theory of Forms.Jonathan Barnes - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (2):489-491.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-22

Total views
9 ( #954,958 of 2,520,436 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #405,718 of 2,520,436 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes