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Aristotle’s Categories in the Early Roman Empire
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Aristotle’s Categories in the Early Roman Empire

Michael J. Griffin

Abstract

This book studies the origin and evolution of philosophical interest in Aristotle's Categories. After centuries of neglect, the Categories became the focus of philosophical discussion in the first century BCE, and was subsequently adopted as the basic introductory textbook for philosophy in the Aristotelian and Platonic traditions. Until the early modern period, in fact, elementary logic consisted only of Aristotle’s Categories. How did this short and enigmatic treatise come to occupy this fundamental place? This study builds on earlier work to reconstruct the fragments of the earliest comment ... More

Keywords: classics, philosophy, Aristotle, Categories, Roman philosophy, Greek philosophy, Logic, ancient philosophy, Organon, Andronicus, Eudorus, Lucius

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724735.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Griffin, author
University of British Columbia

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