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On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

By John Philoponus

Of Philoponus' observation at the Meteorology simply that on chapters 1-9 and 12 of the 1st publication has been preserved. it's translated during this sequence in volumes, the 1st overlaying chapters 1-3; the second one (this quantity) chapters 4-9 and 12. the themes mentioned right here contain the character of fiery and lightweight phenomena within the sky, the formation of comets, the Milky means, the houses of wet exhalation, and the formation of hail. Philoponus can pay distinct realization to the excellence among the plain and the true one of the sky phenomena; he criticises Aristotle's conception of the Milky approach as sublunary, and argues for its beginning within the heavenly realm; supplies an in depth exposition of Aristotelian concept of antiperistasis, mutual substitute of the recent and the chilly, because the mechanism of condensation and comparable procedures. As within the first quantity, Philoponus demonstrates scholarly erudition and familiarity with tools and result of post-Aristotelian Greek technological know-how. regardless of the fragmented nation of the paintings and the style of remark, the reader will locate the weather of a coherent photograph of the cosmos in line with a thorough re-thinking of Aristotelian meteorology and physics. the amount might be of curiosity to all scholars of historical and medieval philosophy, historical past of Early sleek philosophy, background and philosophy of technology.

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7, three. 1. three. 3-4, 12. three. 39. 30). A end result, as Philoponus issues out, will be an creation of the 3rd co-ordinate of a tridimensional formation, ‘depth’, outlined at the foundation of its distance from the centre of the universe (see subsequent note). 34. 59,26-9. there isn't any proof of calculations of the space to the capturing stars in historical astronomy, the duty it appears formulated and played in Arabic astronomy by means of Al-Kuhi, see Van Brummelen and Berggren 2001/2. 35. 59,21. Philoponus’ clarification of using ‘length’ that he indicates is that during the issues that experience shape, both average (such as a person or a tree) or synthetic (such as a home or a column) the names of the ‘dimensions’ are mounted by way of the shape of the article in query (e. g. the larger size of the tall gadgets will be mentioned by way of ‘size’). within the case the place there isn't any mounted utilization with recognize to dimensions, we have a tendency to name the higher floor measurement ‘length’. 36. 59,23. ‘Sight-streams’, opsesin, see advent, p. 6. 37. 59,30-3. ‘Flame’, phlox, a primary time period for brilliant fireballs. 38. 59,33-6. ‘Torch’, dalos, a shiny meteor of a so much time-honored form: nucleus and a instantly vivid path, cf. Heidarzadeh 2008, eight. 39. 60,8-9. ‘Torch’ the following interprets dalos, and therefore refers to a sky phenomenon, now not a true torch. forty. 59,36-60,12. ‘Goat’, aix, a vivid meteor ‘fragmenting critically alongside a part of its direction’ (McBeath 2006, one hundred forty four; cf. Heidarzadeh 2008, 8). forty-one. 60,13. For the constitution of the sentence, see Textual Questions 1. forty two. 60,12-15. this is able to be the case, had ‘length’ intended geographical size, i. e. (as Philoponus is familiar with this) the periods orientated from east to west. forty three. 60,19. ‘Lengths’: Philoponus’ textual content has mêkê, the place a few manuscripts of Aristotle (E (corr m 1), W, N) learn merê, ‘parts’. See Textual Questions 2. forty four. 60,34. ‘To its personal totality’ (mekhri tês idias holotêtos), i. e. to where the place its personal point is accrued round the earth. Philoponus is averting a point out of the ‘natural position’ to which this corresponds in Aristotle’s method. forty five. 61,5-6. ‘Due to the aforementioned cause’, i. e. to the being surrounded and blocked by means of the chilly air, as at 60,35-61,1. forty six. 61,7-15. the purpose of this rationalization appears to teach why at times there isn't any ‘remainder’ (meteorite) after a meteor. forty seven. 61,15-16. See 57,22 and n. 25 above. forty eight. 61,24. The reference is to the parallel drawn within the similar instance at 57,22 above. forty nine. 61,31. ‘Fibre of a papyrus’ (khartou inarion): might be an area (Alexandrian) connection with papyrus as a plant instead of a writing fabric. 50. 62,3. ‘Scattered, as has been stated, in all directions’: an obscure connection with the lemma 60,19-20 (341b32-3): ‘scattered } in lots of instructions’ (pollakhêi). fifty one. 62,12-13. cf. 60,35-61,1 (because it truly is avoided by way of air). 122 Notes to pages 44-47 fifty two. 62,30-31. ‘It ultimately catches fire’: it catches fireplace end result of the focus of warmth and ‘local’ friction created through the powerful movement of ‘squeezing out’. fifty three. 62,36-7. This precept (reflected rays heating the air) is utilized by Aristotle himself while he explains why no clouds are shaped within the higher zone in Meteor.

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