By Gabriele Galluzzo, Professor in the Department of Classics Languages Education and Philosophy Fabrizio Amerini
Few philosophical books were so influential within the improvement of Western notion as Aristotle's Metaphysics. for hundreds of years Aristotle's so much celebrated paintings has been considered as a resource of suggestion in addition to the place to begin for each research into the constitution of fact. no longer strangely, the subjects mentioned within the ebook - the medical prestige of ontology and metaphysics, the rules of logical truths, the notions of essence and lifestyles, the character of fabric items and their houses, the prestige of mathematical entities, simply to point out a few - are nonetheless on the centre of the present philosophical debate and tend to excite philosophical minds for a few years to return. This quantity reconstructs in fourteen chapters a specific part within the lengthy historical past of the Metaphysics by means of targeting the medieval reception of Aristotle's masterpiece, particularly from its advent within the Latin West within the 12th via 15th centuries. participants contain: Marta Borgo, Matteo di Giovanni, Amos Bertolacci, Silvia Donati, Gabriele Galluzzo, Alessandro D. Conti, Sten Ebbesen, Fabrizio Amerini, Giorgio Pini, Roberto Lambertini, William O. Duba, Femke J. Kok, and Paul J.J.M. Bakker.
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First, (3a) Minio-Paluello doubts whether Gerard may have had time to take on himself such an enterprise among his many other translation projects. Moreover, (3b) Minio-Paluello calls attention to something odd about this attribution: the Media would represent the first and the only attempt by Gerard to translate a text from Greek into Latin, since he is usually known as a translator from Arabic into Latin. When preparing her edition of TA, Vuillemin-Diem goes back to MinioPaluello’s thesis. She shares all his convictions as well as all his doubts.
Many details can be inferred by the critical edition and, in particular, through an examination of the inconsistent way in which the manuscript Da relates to P, Si, and Zl. In fact, while there are many cases where its testimony agrees with theirs, there are many others in which it does not. 102 Indeed, such individual readings are not mere confirmations of the fact that, when in doubt about which Greek variant to choose or which rendering to propose, he suggests a double reading. They also prove that Moerbeke does not make a one-shot translation of Aristotle’s Met.
Looking at TC from a sensibly different perspective,84 Burnett comes to the conclusion that there is likely to be a link between TA and some texts composed in 12th-century Antioch, within a scientific circle which makes reference to a particular philosopher, named Stephen. At that time, Antioch was a multilingual cultural center, where Greek, Arabic, Latin, and Syrian intellectuals met and exchanged books and experiences. In such a context, the circle around Stephen devoted itself to translating texts; Stephen, in particular, translated texts from Arabic into Latin.