Text and Translation

Gail Fine

in On Ideas

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780198235491
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597398 | DOI:
Text and Translation

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The fragments of the Peri Idēon are preserved in the Greek commentator Alexander's commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics. In Ch. 1, Fine offers the Greek text, followed by her translation, of Book I of the Peri Idēon, which is the focus of the study. Fine uses the recensio vulgata (OAC) of Alexander's commentary, but also includes relevant portions of the recensio altera (LF). Fine does not offer a new edition of the Greek text; she uses mainly Dieter Harlfinger's critical edition (in W. Leszl, Il ‘De Ideis’ di Aristotele, Florence 1975), but also M. Hayduck's edition (Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca, 1891). Apart from Book I of the Peri Idēon, Fine includes some of Alexander's remarks on the fragments and also Eudemus's version of the Third Man Argument.

Keywords: Alexander; Aristotle's Metaphysics; Eudemus's Third Man Argument; Peri Idēon

Chapter.  3132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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