Aristotle's De motu animalium: Symposium Aristotelicum

ISBN : 9780198835561

Christof Rapp; Oliver Primavesi
272 Pages
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2020
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The volumes of the Symposium Aristotelicum have become essential reference works for the study of Aristotle. In this twentieth volume, ten renowned scholars of ancient philosophy offer a running commentary on Aristotle's De Motu Animalium. It is in this text, one of his most intriguing works, that Aristotle sets out the general principles of animal locomotion. A philological and a philosophical introduction sketch the current state of research on this treatise, situating current thought in the context of three decades of scholarly debates. The nine contributed essays together comment on each chapter of the Aristotelian text, discussing in detail the philosophical issues that are raised across the different sections of the text. Comprehensive analyses of Aristotle's doctrines and arguments, as well as critical discussion of rival interpretations, make this volume a valuable resource for scholars of Aristotle. The present volume also includes a newly reconstructed Greek text with a facing English translation by Benjamin Morison.

About the author: 

Christof Rapp is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich, since 2009. From 1993 to 2000, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Tubingen from 1993 to 2000. From 2001 to 2009, he held the Chair of Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy at Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin. He has also held visiting positions in Berkeley (2000), Oxford (2008) and Paris (2014).; Oliver Primavesi studied Classics in Heidelberg and Oxford. From 1994 to 2000 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Frankfurt. In 2000 he assumed the Chair of Greek (I) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich. In 2007 he received the Leibniz-Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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