Metaphysica

Author

Aristotle, 384 B.C.‒322 B.C.

Date of creation
not after 332 B.C. Gregorian
Preferred title
Metaphysica Latin
Τὰ μετὰ τὰ φυσικά Ancient Greek
Variant title work
  • Metaphysics English
  • Métaphysique French
  • Kitāb mā baʿd al-ṭabīʿa Arabic IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
  • Metaphysik German
  • Metafisica Italian
  • ميتافيزيقا Ancient Greek
  • ما بعد الطبيعة Arabic
  • ما وراء الطبيعة Arabic
Variant title expression
  • Metafisica di Aristotele Italian
  • Metaphysica Latin
Work type
Single work
Work manifested
Early work
Work genre
Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

System of organisation

Recueil de traités philosophiques, en 14 livres, rassemblés par ses disciples.

Identifier

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Webography

1

Edition in Ancient Greek
Year
1938
Scientific editor

Christ, W.

Monograph
Metaphysica
Leipzig : B. G. Teubner, 1938
Call number
7-C-ARIST/2
Translation in Arabic from the Ancient Greek original
Year
2000
Translator

ʿAfīfī, Abū al-ʿIlā, 1897‒1966

Article
ترجمة عربية قديمة لمقالة اللام من كتاب ما بعد الطبيعة لأرسطو
Call number
9-768/K-99
Translation in French from the Ancient Greek original
Year
1840
Translator

Alexis, Pierron

Translator

Zévort, Charles

Multipart monograph
Métaphysique d'Aristote
Paris : Ebrard Libraire-éditeur : Joubert Libraire-éditeur, 1840
Call number
5-33-46

Analysed in 10

أغراض كتاب ما بعد الطبيعة

← أغراض كتاب ما بعد الطبيعة

al-Fārābī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, approximately 873‒950

Work
Single work Early work
10ᵗʰ century Gregorian

Editions 6 Translations 3

Relationships with other works 5

Kitāb mā baʿda al-ṭabīʿa

Ibn Rušd, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 1126‒1198

This book is one of the summaries that Averroes wrote for Aristotle's works. It belongs to what specialists on Averroes call 'Ǧawāmiʿ', that are short epitomes for the original work, in which Averroes summarizes Aristotle's ideas without committing to his text. In 'The book of Metaphysics', Averroes explains the gist of the original book of Aristotle without directly quoting it. As usual, Averroes in this book focuses on the scientific aspects of the work, and skips the philosophical arguments that are relevant to Aristotle's historical context. The book covers topics such as the nature of existence, the 'Essence', and the basic attributes that defines an existing object. The original book of Aristotle consists of 11 treatises but Averroes epitome of the book consists of only five treatises.

Work
Single work Early work
12ⁿᵈ century Gregorian

Editions 8

Relationships with other works 3

From Athens to Buḫārā, to Cordoba, to Cologne

Bertolacci, Amos

Work
Single work Article
2006 Gregorian

Editions 1

Relationships with other works 1

Yaḥyá ibn ʿAdī and Averroes on Metaphysics Alpha Elatton

Adamson, Peter, 1972‒

Work
Single work Article
2010 Gregorian

Editions 1

Relationships with other works 1

Analysed in 10

Gersonides' lost commentary on the Metaphysics

Glasner, Ruth, 1944‒

Gersonides' commentary on the Metaphysics is no longer extant and we know almost nothing about it. I shall argue that the commentary was on Averroes's long commentary and that it was not completed, perhaps not continued beyond book Γ. What made Gcrsonides, who commented so systematically on Aristotle, abandon his project, just when he was commenting on the book, that is considered by many to be the climax of Aristotle's work? The answer suggested is: Gersonides considered his astronomy as a demonstrative science. As an astronomer he developed a method, which was structurally dialectical, while the testing of the hypotheses was mainly empirical. He could reconcile his method with Aristotle's method of demonstration by a suitable interpretation of the Posterior Analytics, but not with the conception of universal science presented in Metaphysics Γ.

Work
Single work Article
1998 Gregorian

Editions 1

Relationships with other works 1

Quaestiones super Metaphysicam

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Henri de Gand, 1217‒1293

Le Questioni sulla Metafisica conservate nel ms. Escorial h. II. 1 occupano un posto di rilievo tra i commenti alla Metafisica del XIII secolo. Il motivo è almeno duplice. Se confrontate con gli altri commenti coevi editi, rivelano infatti un carattere originale tanto per quel che riguarda l’elaborazione dottrinale sviluppata a partire dal testo aristotelico, quanto per l’importante presenza di Averroè. Anche la questione del loro possibile Autore è di non poco conto. La tradizione manoscritta le attribuisce al teologo e filosofo Enrico di Gand, uno dei più influenti maestri della Facoltà di Teologia di Parigi nell’ultimo quarto del XIII secolo. Delle Questioni sulla Metafisica, finora quasi del tutto inedite, si offre qui la prima edizione del commento ai libri I-IV, insieme ad uno studio che ne circoscrive la datazione ed argomenta la possibilità che si tratti effettivamente di un’opera autenticamente enrichiana.

Work
Single work Early work
after 1264 — before 1270 Gregorian

Relationships with other works 1

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[ترجمة عربية لما بعد الطبيعة لأرسطو]

Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī, 893‒974

Work
Single work Early work
before 974 Gregorian

Relationships with other works 1

Kitāb al-ḥurūf

al-Fārābī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, approximately 873‒950

Work
Single work Early work
10ᵗʰ century Gregorian

Editions 1 Translations 1

Relationships with other works 13

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