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 proposal as Aristotle's Metaphysics. for hundreds of years Aristotle's so much celebrated paintings has been considered as a resource of idea in addition to the start line for each research into the constitution of fact. no longer strangely, the themes mentioned within the e-book - the medical prestige of ontology and metaphysics, the principles of logical truths, the notions of essence and lifestyles, the character of fabric items and their homes, 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 come back. This quantity reconstructs in fourteen chapters a specific part within the lengthy heritage of the Metaphysics by way of targeting the medieval reception of Aristotle's masterpiece, in particular from its creation within the Latin West within the 12th via 15th centuries. members 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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P. 4. See also below, p. 37. 19 Note that what is meant here is something ultimately different from “the plurality of medieval metaphysics” which Alain de Libera discusses (see above, note 6). 20 But this is not the whole story. The huge number of versions circulating is also due to two other phenomena, which a hasty modern reader of the Latin Aristotle might overlook. iii-a First, each individual translator has the possibility to “publish”― let me put it in anachronistic terms―more than one “edition” of his work: a translator might put forth a translation, then decide to go back over it and rework it.
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 1855, fols. 88r–94v, described in: AL, Codices. Pars Posterior, ed. George Lacombe et al. , 1955), p. 1200, n. 1800. On this manuscript, its dating, and the dating of the text it hands down, see Vuillemin-Diem, “Jakob von Venedig,” pp. 8–9; Vuillemin-Diem, “Praefatio,” in: AL XXV 2, pp. xxiii–xiv; and Fernand Bossier & Jozef Brams, “Préface,” in: AL VII 2 (Leiden, 1990), pp. xiii–xv. 80 See Minio-Paluello, “Caratteristiche,” p. 106. , pp. 103–04.
It is likely that such passages were noted down in the margins of one (direct or indirect) archetype’s model, so that a scribe could have conflated them with or substituted them for the original version. 76 All in all, how was the original form supposed to look? First of all, it was not interpolated, neither with the Composita nor with Scot’s translation. Second (and accordingly), it must have been more complete77 than the one that came down to us: it was almost certainly provided with a proper incipit.
A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics by Gabriele Galluzzo, Professor in the Department of Classics Languages Education and Philosophy Fabrizio Amerini