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Aristotle, Metaphysics Lambda


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This is the 26th volume in the Clarendon Aristotle Series. This volume provides a rigorous translation of Book Lambda (XII) of Aristotle's Metaphysics and a detailed philosophical commentary. Lambda is an outline for a much more extended and wide-ranging work in metaphysics, or in what Aristotle calls 'first philosophy', and contains the fullest exposition there is of Aristotle's extraordinary conception of God. Its accounts of the principles of substance, the nature of God, and of Aristotle's cosmology were highly influential throughout the Middle Ages among philosophers and theologians writing in Arabic and Latin, and on into the Renaissance. Aimed at professional scholars and graduate students, the commentary on each chapter or pair of chapters is preceded by a Prologue, which sets the scene for Aristotle's often very compressed discussion, and explores the general issues raised by that discussion. The Introduction discusses the place of Lambda in the Metaphysics as a whole, and offers and a solution to the problem of the unity of Aristotle's project in the book.

Product code: 9780198833116

ISBN 9780198833116
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW134xS22
Series Clarendon Aristotle Series
No. Of Pages 432
Publisher Oxford University Press
Lambda, the twelfth book of Aristotle's Metaphysics, is an outline for a much more extended work in metaphysics or, more accurately, in what Aristotle calls 'first philosophy', the inquiry into 'the principles and causes of all things'. Lindsay Judson provides a rigorous translation of this important book and a detailed philosophical commentary.