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Simplicius: On Aristotle Physics 1.5-9


Baltussen, H and Share, M and Atkinson, M and Muller, I, Simplicius: On Aristotle Physics 1.5-9, Bristol Classical Press, Bristol, pp. 224. ISBN 9780715638576 (2012) [Authored Other Book]


Simplicius' greatest contribution in his commentary on Aristotle on Physics 1.5-9 lies in his treatment of matter. He starts with a valuable elucidation of what Aristotle means by 'principle' and 'element' in Physics. Simplicius' own conception of matter is of a quantity that is utterly diffuse because of its extreme distance from its source, the Neoplatonic One, and he tries to find this conception both in Plato's account of space and in a stray remark of Aristotle's. Finally, he rejects the Manichaean view that matter is evil and answers a Christian objection that to make matter imperishable is to put it on a level with God.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Other Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Latin and classical Greek literature
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Share, M (Dr Michael Share)
ID Code:82606
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2013-02-07
Last Modified:2013-06-12

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