Item description for Metaphysics (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Theophrastus, Marlein Van Raalte & M. Van Raalte...
This book has been written from the conviction that general statements about the philosophical position taken by Theophrastus in this small but extremely difficult treatise, can only be made on the basis of a detailed interpretation of each and every sentence of the text. This resulted in a full commentary, which evades no philological or philosophical question that should be asked in order to elicit from the text a maximum of information. The outcome is a cautious but nonetheless explicit and determinate characterization and evaluation of Theophrastean metaphysics as a biologist's metaphysics, which deserves the attention of philosophers in its own right. The author has paid special attention to questions of Peripatetic idiom and terminology, thus increasing the value of this book to students of Peripatetic thought in general. The information brought together has been made easily accessible by full indexes.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1993
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004097864 ISBN13 9789004097865
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More About Theophrastus, Marlein Van Raalte & M. Van Raalte
James Diggle is Professor of Greek and Latin at Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College. His publications include Studies on the Text of Euripides (OUP, 1981), The Textual Tradition of Euripides' Orestes (Oxford University Press, 1991), and Euripidea: Collected Essays (Oxford University Press, 1994). He was University Orator at Cambridge for eleven years, and has published a selection of his speeches in Cambridge Orations 1982-1993 (Cambridge University Press 0521 466180).