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This important commentary by Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's work on biochemistry was previously lost. However, four chapters of it have been re-identified in an Arabic translation by Emma Gannage and are here translated for the first time. The chapters were preserved in the writings of an eighth-century alchemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan. In addition to preserving an interesting example of very early cross-cultural scientific activity in the Muslim world, the newly discovered material is of philosophical importance: We learn how Alexander attempted to provide a unified theory that would unite Aristotle's chemistry with his elemental physics. As well as an English translation of the text, this volume includes a detailed introduction demonstrating the authenticity of the work and discussing its contribution to our understanding of ancient science.

About the Author

Emma Gannagé is Associate Professor in the Department of Arabic and Isalmic Studies at Georgetown University, USA.

Table of Contents

Guest Editors preface
Authors preface
Introduction
Translation
Appendix: Treatise of Yaqub b. Ishaq al-Israili al-Mahalli
Bibliography
English-Arabic Glossary
Arabic-English Index
Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781472557742
Author:
Aphrodisias, Alexander Of
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Alexander of Aphrodisias
Author:
Gannage, Emma
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.2126 x 6.14173 in 1 lb

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