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Andrew Arlig

Boethius


ISBN: 978-3-88405-579-3

Price: €9.80 (including 19 % tax)


In addition to his classic The Consolation of Philosophy, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (born ca. 475-77 CE, died ca. 524-26) translated and commented on much of Aristotle’s logic. He was also the author of several important syntheses of ancient logic and of five short theological treatises, that applied Greek philosophical principles to the Incarnation and the Trinity. Given that much of Aristotle’s work was unavailable in Latin until the end of the twelfth century, Boethius’s works were indispensable to early medieval thinkers as they explored topics in logic and metaphysics. Two of Boethius’s syntheses, On Division (1998) and On Topical Differences (1990), were routinely parts of the later medieval logical curriculum (Marenbon 2003: 168-70). These two handbooks, as well as his commentary on Cicero’s Topics  (1833), were major sources for medieval mereological principles. Types of wholes and parts. In On  Division Boethius surveyed the many modes of division. Two of these modes are relevant for Boethius’s mereology. One is the mode of dividing a whole into its parts, the other is the mode of dividing a genus ...


 


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