Aristoteles' Kategorienschrift in ihrer antiken Kommentierung 978-3-16-148278-6 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Rainer Thiel

Aristoteles' Kategorienschrift in ihrer antiken Kommentierung

[Aristotle's Categories in their Ancient Commentaries.]

2004. XII, 324 pages.

Philosophische Untersuchungen 11

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Aristotle's Categories are still widely seen as being incompatible with both Aristotle's later analysis of ousia (in Metaphysics Z) and Plato's ontology. Rainer Thiel shows that the Neoplatonic commentaries on the Categories that go back to Porphyry's reading can be viewed as a valid interpretation of Aristotle which does not contradict Plotinus' view, but in fact can be traced back to him.
Aristotle's Categories are still widely seen as being incompatible with both Aristotle's later analysis of ousia (in Metaphysics Z) and Plato's ontology. Porphyry's attempt to make sense of this work within a Neoplatonic context is considered, in turn, both as failing to do justice to Aristotle and as directed against Plotinus' purported criticism of Aristotle's Categories. Rainer Thiel shows that the Neoplatonic commentaries on the Categories that go back to Prophyry's reading can be viewed as a valid interpretation of Aristotle which does not contradict Plotinus' view, but in fact can be traced back to him. Plotinus himself does not criticize Aristotle; he does however criticize certain middle-Platonic readings of the Categories.
Authors/Editors

Rainer Thiel Geboren 1962; Studium der Klassischen Philologie, Philosophie, Italianistik und Pädagogik in Mainz, Tübingen und Urbino (Italien); 1991 Promotion zum Dr. phil.; 1997 Habilitation; zur Zeit Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Marburg..

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.f.Philosoph.Forschung — Bd.59 (2005), H.2, S.302ff (Michael Schramm)
In: Gnomon — 82 (2010), S. 200–203 (Frans A.J. de Haas)