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Alexandrinism
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A. Philosophy (CT)

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1. Ancient Basis of the Term (CT)

As a term in the history of philosophy Alexandrinism describes a direction of Aristotelianism informed by the writings of the most significant ancient Aristotelian commentator, Alexander of Aphrodisias. By removing inconsistencies in the works of Aristotle, Alexander endeavoured (around AD 200 ) to present a naturalistic base position. His doctrine of the threefold nous h…

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Hartmann, Elke (Berlin) and Hartmann, Jana (Gießen RWG), “Alexandrinism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1300820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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