Sixteenth-century translations of classical authorities such as Aristotle
, Xenophon, and Cicero therefore shed new light both on the psychology of Coriolanus as hero and on the sociopolitical context of the play.
Yet, what we require is precisely this account, that is, an account of the genesis of philosophical eros, or an account of how the natural desire for knowledge, as Aristotle
called it, is transformed into the pursuit of rigorous science.
Ryn tries to prove that a temptation toward revolutionary politics, which wise teachers from Aristotle
to Burke solemnly disavowed, was inherent in our political culture from the beginning.
Along with Aristotles
texts, Averroes gave the West a method of approaching the ancient pagan's writings in the face of a militant Middle Eastern monotheism.
Not to end on a dour note, Harding is to be congratulated on his elucidation of Androtion's relation to Aristotles
Athenaion Politeia, which is quite convincing.
But as Alasdair MacIntyre aptly puts it, a "systematic history of Aristotelianism would be an immense undertaking populated by a great variety of rival Aristotles
," (10) and the Aristotle
that populates the best of contemporary scholarship holds views strongly at variance with Feser's Scholasticized Aristotelianism.
Buchanan had worked extensively on Greek tragedy, translating Euripides' Medea and Alcestis at the College de Guyenne in Bordeaux during the 1540s, and Ascham had singled out Buchanan's Latin biblical play Iephthe as one of the few contemporary tragedies "able to abyde the trew touch of Aristotles
preceptes, and Euripides examples" (Scholemaster, sig.
In the first two essays, "Rival Aristotles
against some Renaissance Aristotelians" and "Aristotle
against some Modern Aristotelians," MacIntyre shows how the contemporary presuppositions of some renaissance and modern commentators on Aristotle
have shaped their interpretations.
40) Though the poem is not attributed to him, it is probable that 'Some Essays of Morality in prozaick Ryme--upon Aristotles
definition of friendly Loue' (pp.
Politiques, or Discourses of Government, translated out of Greeke into French.
A Supposed Contradiction about Emotion-Arousal in Aristotles
Rhetoric, JAMIE DOW
The concern that the soul would be construed as akin to body and be deprived of its unique status is common cause among neo-Platonists as one sees in Section 152, "Verteidigung der Seelenlehre Platons gegen Aristotles
und die Materialisten.