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Aristotle Commentators

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-A021-2
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2002
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A021-2
Version: v2,  Published online: 2002
Retrieved January 19, 2018, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/aristotle-commentators/v-2

Article Summary

Aristotle’s school treatises were given renewed prominence by Andronicus of Rhodes in the first century bc, and from then on numerous commentaries were written on them. The main modern edition runs to 15,000 pages. They are not just commentaries, but represent the thought and classroom teaching on philosophy quite generally first of the Peripatetic (that is, Aristotelian) school, and then of the Neoplatonists between ad 200 and 600, with further activity from the ninth century in the Islamic world and from the eleventh in the Byzantine. As in the traditions of Islam, India and China, a great deal of original philosophy was done in the form of commentary.

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Sorabji, Richard. Aristotle Commentators, 2002, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A021-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/aristotle-commentators/v-2.
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