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By Professor & Chair of Centre for Medieval Studies John Magee

This quantity offers the 1st serious version of Boethius' De divisione. the significance of Boethius' treatise is twofold: it used to be greatly learn within the medieval faculties, and it preserves the one identified vestiges of Porphyry's remark on Plato's Sophist and of Andronicus' treatise on diaeresis.
The booklet is in 4 major sections: prolegomena in 3 elements, facing the date, source(s), and textual content of De divisione; serious textual content with equipment and English translation; precise philological and philosophical statement; appendix, bibliography, and be aware index.
This is the 1st version of De divisione in accordance with the earliest extant manuscripts, and the 1st entire statement in any glossy language. it is going to be of specific curiosity to scholars of later historical and medieval philosophy and literature.

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Cf. J 330; Talamanca, "Schema" 68f. 24 Cf. Mansfeld, Heresiography 81 ("of the differentiae" is a slip); Talamanca, "Schema" 74f. 25 DW. ; cf. sag. 6,13ff. 26 Cf. "Boethius ... , n. , n. 224; 66, with n. ). 27 There is near agreement only in connection with what B. calls the per se tropes, which is no reason to conclude that Andronicus is the common source; for the study of diaeresis was ve1y ancient and widespread. Cf. ], Ep. , Protr. 22 23 BOETHIUS, PORPHYRY, AND ANDRONICUS XLV over, not one of them is consistent with Boethius: none has precisely his six modes or the secundum se I accidens distinction, and none mentions Andronicus or the (later) Peripatos.

Trin. ). Aristotle at Met. 993b20f. makes the theoretical I pt·actical division and at I 026a 19 subdivides the theoretical into physics, mathematics, and theology. At Top. 145al5f. , however, he recognizes the productive atts as a third division, and it is clear from 1094a26ff. that he does not regard ethics, economics, and politics as coordinate branches of the practical. 's division of the sciences is not, therefore, strictly Aristotelian. Is it Andronicean? Ammonius (In Cat. ), Philoponus (In Cat.

See the commenta1y on a Plotino grauissimo philosopho comprobatus, 4,6; and "Boethius ... and Andronicus" 535, with nn. 44f. XXXVI PROLEGOMENA does not tell us which, if either, he actually has to hand or give any clear indication of their structure or contents: Was Andronicus' book a revision of some earlier Peripatetic treatise on diaeresis? Was Porphyry's commentary only that or did it include prolegomena resembling the extant lsagoge? from his predecessors. Two cautionary notes must therefore be sounded.

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