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Themistius' therapy of Books 5-8 of Aristotle's Physics exhibits this commentator's potential to spot, isolate and talk about the center principles in Aristotle's account of switch, his concept of the continuum, and his doctrine of the unmoved mover. His paraphrase provided his old scholars, as they are going to now provide his smooth readers, a chance to come across relevant positive factors of Aristotle's actual conception, synthesized and epitomized in a fashion that has continually marked Aristotelian exegesis yet used to be raised to a brand new point through the leading edge approach to paraphrase pioneered by means of Themistius. Taking selective yet telling bills of the sooner Peripatetic culture (notably Theophrastus and Alexander of Aphrodisias), this commentator creates a framework which can nonetheless be profitably utilized by Aristotelian students today.

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