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By J. Mansfeld, D. T. Runia

ISBN-10: 9004172068

ISBN-13: 9789004172067

The subject matter of this learn is the Doxography of difficulties in physics from the Presocratics to the early first century BCE attributed to Aetius. half I specializes in the argument of the compendium as a complete, of its books, of its sequences of chapters, and of person chapters, opposed to the historical past of Peripatetic and Stoic technique. half II deals the 1st complete reconstruction in one unified textual content of e-book II, which bargains with the cosmos and the heavenly our bodies. it really is in keeping with broad research of the suitable witnesses and contains listings of various doxographical-dialectical parallels in different historical writings. This new remedy of the facts supersedes Diels' nonetheless dominant source-critical technique, and may turn out critical for students in historical philosophy.

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1:251–252. DG 60. physical tenets, physikos logos 25 A further point. The passages dealing with Successions (and Sects) as found in their present form in ch. 3, ‘On principles, what they are’, largely derive from the literature on philosophical genealogies: the Diadochai, or ‘Successions’ of philosophers. 40 What should be acknowledged is that in the Placita presentations of tenets are far more important than Successions of philosophers, though these, too, play a part. ) from the Placita entails placing the work even further beyond the spatium historicum than it already is.

The introduction of the treatise will be analyzed below, in Section 6. First, however, a minor point has to be dealt with, viz. Diels’ claim that the immediate predecessor of A was a treatise in six books. 3. Number and Content of Books: Stylistic Cleansing and Purported Vetusta Placita Summary. Our evaluation of Diels’ source-criticism is continued in this section. His interpretative comparison of the Placita with Augustine’s information on a doxographical work of Celsus in six books is flawed.

179, on the ‘inner kinship’, ‘interior cognatio’, of these contents. 13* see DG 66–67 (note that he abridges the lemmata further), where we already find the comparison with Theophrastus’ similar method for which see also ibid. 105. Diels forgot to cross-refer. For what follows see Part II, Spec. Rec. ch. 25, section 7. For diaeresis see above, n. 5 and text thereto, below, nn. 336, 340, and text thereto. For μερισμ ς in Aristotle see Met. g. Met. ; for the specifically Stoic distinction between dihairesis and merismos below, text to n.

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