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Plato, Pythagoras, Aristotle, The Peripatetics, The Stoics, And Thales And His Followers "On Causes"

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Aëtius I 11 Diels 'On Causes' is based the usual way on a chapter in the Placita of ps.Plutarch and one in Stobaeus' Anthologium, viz. in book one, also known as Eclogae physicae. Diels' reconstruction is questionable. This chapter first argues in favour of a different reconstruction and attempts to explain the rationale behind it. It then provides some comments on Aëtian lemmata in ps.Plutarch and Stobaeus. Finally the chapter presents some comments on exclusively Stobaean lemmata, but it deals only in passing with the passage from the Timaeus quoted by Stobaeus. Several Aëtian lemmata can be traced back to a Peripatetic tradition, which to some extent bridges the gap between Aristotle and Theophrastus on the one hand and Aëtius on the other. The tenets of the Aëtian lemma with the name-labels Pythagoras and Aristotle are ultimately drived from a passage in Plato's Timaeus.

Keywords:Aëtius; Aristotle; On Causes; Plato; Pythagoras; Timaeus

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