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Alexander of Alessandria’s Commentary on the Metaphysics

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This chapter investigates the Franciscan theologian Alexander of Alessandria. An analysis of Paul's Commentary on the metaphysics, Book Z, has shown that Alexander is the principal source for Paul's Commentary. In most cases, Paul simply takes from Alexander materials for the composition of his Commentary. There are also cases in which Paul directly discusses Alexander's interpretation of Aristotle. Since Alexander's Commentary was erroneously attributed to Alexander of Hales, Paul could have regarded Alexander's Commentary as the first full-fledged Franciscan Commentary on the Metaphysics. Paul aims to comment on both Aristotle and Averroes, and Alexander of Alessandria provides him with an invaluable aid. This chapter overviews Alexander's metaphysical thought. It presents few remarks on the origin and structure of his Commentary on the Metaphysics; and reconstructs Alexander's position concerning some key metaphysical issues.

Keywords: Alessandria; Alexander; Aristotle; Averroes; Book Z; Franciscan Commentary; metaphysical issues; metaphysics; Paul's Commentary



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