Frans A.J. de Haas, Ph.D. (Leiden 1995) is Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Leiden University. He has published extensively on the ancient commentary tradition, on Aristotle and on Neoplatonism, including John Philoponus' New Definition of Prime Matter (Brill, 1997).
Mariska Leunissen, Ph.D. (Leiden 2007) is Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She has published several articles on Aristotle's teleology and theory of demonstration, and is the author of Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature (CUP, 2010).
Marije Martijn, Ph.D (Leiden 2008) is Lecturer Ancient and Patristic Philosophy at VU University Amsterdam. She has published a number of articles on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature, epistemology and aesthetics, and a monograph, Proclus on Nature (Brill, 2010).
Contributors: Pia Antolic-Piper, Maddalena Bonelli, Owen Goldin, Christoph Helmig, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Inna Kupreeva, Angela Longo, Mariska Leunissen, Richard Sorabji, and Miira Tuominen.
All those interested in classical scholarship, the history of ancient philosophy, the history of logic and epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics and theories of causation and concept formation.
Table of contents
Part I CONCEPT FORMATION IN POSTERIOR ANALYTICS II 19
1. The Ancient Commentators on Concept Formation
2. Proclus’ Criticism of Aristotle’sTheory of Abstraction and Concept Formation in Analytica Posteriora II 19
3. Eustratius’ Comments on Posterior Analytics II 19
4. Roger Bacon on Experiment, Induction and Intellect in his Reception of Analytica Posteriora II 19
Pia A. Antolic-Piper
Part II METAPHYSICS AS A SCIENCE
5. Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Science of Ontology
6. Les Seconds Analytique› dans le commentaire de Syrianus sur la Métaphysique d’Aristote
Part III DEMONSTRATION, DEFINITION AND CAUSATION
7. Alexander and Philoponus on Prior Analytics I 27–30: Is There Tension between Aristotle’s Scientific Theory and Practice?
8. Two Traditions in the Ancient Posterior Analytics Commentaries
9. Aristotle and Philoponus on Final Causes in Demonstrations in
Posterior Analytics II 11
10. Aristotle on Causation and Conditional Necessity: Analytica
Posteriora II 12 in Context