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Aristotle's De Anima And De Generatione Et Corruptione In The Medieval Hebrew Tradition: New Details Regarding Textual History Coming From A Neglected Manuscript

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In general, Aristotles writings were not translated into Hebrew. The most notable exception is Aristotles Meteorology that was translated into Hebrew by Samuel ibn Tibbon. After that pioneering work, translators turned to Ibn Rušd’s commentaries and the Jews studied Aristotles teachings almost exclusively from these commentaries. This chapter draws attention to some other important exceptions to this rule, hitherto unknown, which deserves to be examined in detail. The author had the opportunity to work with Gad Freudenthal recently in a study on the textual history of an ancient Greek scientific source, well-known during the Middle Ages: Nicomachus of Gerasas Introductio arithmetica. The chapter suggests some new details about the textual history of two philosophical-scientific works well known among medieval Jewish philosophers and scholars: Aristotles De anima and De generatione et corruptione.

Keywords: De anima; De generatione et corruptione; Gad Freudenthal; Medieval Hebrew tradition



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