New Wine in Old Vessels: Alexander of Aphrodisias as a Source for Averroes’ Metaphysics, 2021
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title New Wine in Old Vessels: Alexander of Aphrodisias as a Source for Averroes’ Metaphysics
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2021
Published in Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Pages 59–76
Categories Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentary, Aristotle, Metaphysics
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Besides his best-known merits as a philosopher, Averroes stands out in the history of the classical tradition as a unique testimony to Alexander’s lost commentary on Metaphysics Lambda and, through it, his interpretation of the argument running through the whole text of the Metaphysics. The gist of this interpretation is laid out in the elaborate prologue to the Lambda commentary that goes back to Alexander and is preserved by Averroes. Building on this textual evidence, the study investigates Averroes’ philosophical appropriation of the Alexander material that is interwoven into the fabric of the former’s exegesis, from the earlier epitome to the later long commentary on the Metaphysics. A number of doctrines turn out to be ultimately inspired by Alexander, including Averroes’ view of the tripartite structure of metaphysics, his notion of book Gamma as an epistemology (“specific logic”) for metaphysics, the function of Delta, the downgrading of both mental and accidental being in Epsilon, and Aristotle’s argument in Zeta. Averroes’ debt to his source is brought to the fore without prejudicing the further question, awaiting future research, of whether Averroes’ acquaintance with Alexander’s line of interpretation was always unmediated or any figures in the philosophical tradition played some role in its transmission.

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Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 2021
By: Pietro B. Rossi (Ed.), Matteo Di Giovanni (Ed.), Andrea A. Robiglio (Ed.)
Title Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Type Edited Book
Language undefined
Date 2021
Publication Place Turnhout
Publisher Brepols
Series Studia artistarum
Volume 45
Categories Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Albert, Avicenna, Renaissance, Metaphysics, Logic
Author(s) Pietro B. Rossi , Matteo Di Giovanni , Andrea A. Robiglio
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The greatest ancient interpreter of Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. 200 AD) exerted a profound and enduring influence upon philosophy from Boethius until the modern era. Alexander’s interpretations laid the foundation for multiple philosophical views which were promoted as quintessentially Aristotelian by both Islamic and Latin thinkers throughout the Middle Ages. In the Renaissance, the University of Padua, a leading center of philosophical education and thought, established a scholarly tradition named “Alexandrinism” after him.

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Interpreting Averroes. Critical Essays, 2019
By: Peter Adamson (Ed.), Matteo Di Giovanni (Ed.)
Title Interpreting Averroes. Critical Essays
Type Monograph
Language English
Date 2019
Publication Place Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Categories Logic, Natural Philosophy, Psychology, Metaphysics, Law, Medicine, Ethics
Author(s) Peter Adamson , Matteo Di Giovanni
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How Islamic is Averroes’s Philosophy?, 2019
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title How Islamic is Averroes’s Philosophy?
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2019
Published in La philosophie arabe à l’étude. Sens, limites et défis d’une discipline moderne. Studying Arabic Philosophy: Meaning, Limits and Challenges of a Modern Discipline
Pages 691–703
Categories Relation between Philosophy and Theology
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Averroes, Philosopher of Islam, 2019
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroes, Philosopher of Islam
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2019
Published in Interpreting Averroes. Critical Essays
Pages 9–26
Categories Biography, al-Ġazālī
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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The opening chapter of the book situates Averroes' project within the intellectual context of medieval Islamic Spain, arguing that Averroes' project of writing commentaries on Aristotle was in part a response to the provocations of Muslim theologians and especially Ghazali. Even some of his most notorious philosophical positions, for instance on the unity of the human intellect and the eternity of the world, can be better understood within this context.

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Averroè , 2017
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroè
Type Monograph
Language Italian
Date 2017
Publication Place Roma
Publisher Carocci editore
Series Pensatori
Volume 42
Categories Biography, Surveys
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Averroè di Cordova è un campione della filosofìa islamica prima che un vertice del pensiero europeo. Eppure ha ricevuto perlopiù letture unilateralmente eurocentriche. Il volume restituisce al suo cromatismo originario la fisionomia dell'intellettuale musulmano. L'esposizione chiara e documentata del pensiero, aggiornata alle nuove frontiere della ricerca, mette in luce il debito verso la cultura andalusa e il duplice ruolo di testimonianza e di stimolo per un Islam aperto e civilizzatore nel cuore stesso dell'Occidente.

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Philosophy Incarnate. Ibn Rushd’s “Almohadism” and the Problem of God’s Omniscience, 2017
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Philosophy Incarnate. Ibn Rushd’s “Almohadism” and the Problem of God’s Omniscience
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2017
Published in La filosofia medievale tra antichità ed età moderna. Saggi in Memoria di Francesco Del Punta
Pages 139–162
Categories Theology, Relation between Philosophy and Theology
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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The Commentator: Averroes' Reading of the Metaphysics, 2013
By: Matteo di Giovanni
Title The Commentator: Averroes' Reading of the Metaphysics
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Published in A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics
Pages 59–94
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Averroes‘ Notion of Primary Substance, 2012
By: Matteo Di Giovanni

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Averroes and the Logical Status of Metaphysics, 2011
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroes and the Logical Status of Metaphysics
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Published in Methods and Methodologies. Aristotelian Logic East and West, 500-1500
Pages 53–74
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Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 2021
By: Pietro B. Rossi (Ed.), Matteo Di Giovanni (Ed.), Andrea A. Robiglio (Ed.)
Title Alexander of Aphrodisias in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
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Publication Place Turnhout
Publisher Brepols
Series Studia artistarum
Volume 45
Categories Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Albert, Avicenna, Renaissance, Metaphysics, Logic
Author(s) Pietro B. Rossi , Matteo Di Giovanni , Andrea A. Robiglio
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The greatest ancient interpreter of Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. 200 AD) exerted a profound and enduring influence upon philosophy from Boethius until the modern era. Alexander’s interpretations laid the foundation for multiple philosophical views which were promoted as quintessentially Aristotelian by both Islamic and Latin thinkers throughout the Middle Ages. In the Renaissance, the University of Padua, a leading center of philosophical education and thought, established a scholarly tradition named “Alexandrinism” after him.

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Averroes and the Logical Status of Metaphysics, 2011
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroes and the Logical Status of Metaphysics
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Language English
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Published in Methods and Methodologies. Aristotelian Logic East and West, 500-1500
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Averroes on the Doctrine of Genus as Matter, 2004
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroes on the Doctrine of Genus as Matter
Type Article
Language English
Date 2004
Journal Documenti e Studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale
Volume 15
Pages 255–285
Categories Metaphysics, Logic
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Averroes on the Species of Celestial Bodies, 2006
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroes on the Species of Celestial Bodies
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2006
Published in Wissen über Grenzen. Arabisches Wissen und lateinisches Mittelalter
Pages 438–464
Categories Cosmology
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Averroes, Philosopher of Islam, 2019
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroes, Philosopher of Islam
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2019
Published in Interpreting Averroes. Critical Essays
Pages 9–26
Categories Biography, al-Ġazālī
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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The opening chapter of the book situates Averroes' project within the intellectual context of medieval Islamic Spain, arguing that Averroes' project of writing commentaries on Aristotle was in part a response to the provocations of Muslim theologians and especially Ghazali. Even some of his most notorious philosophical positions, for instance on the unity of the human intellect and the eternity of the world, can be better understood within this context.

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Averroes‘ Notion of Primary Substance, 2012
By: Matteo Di Giovanni

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Averroè , 2017
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Averroè
Type Monograph
Language Italian
Date 2017
Publication Place Roma
Publisher Carocci editore
Series Pensatori
Volume 42
Categories Biography, Surveys
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Averroè di Cordova è un campione della filosofìa islamica prima che un vertice del pensiero europeo. Eppure ha ricevuto perlopiù letture unilateralmente eurocentriche. Il volume restituisce al suo cromatismo originario la fisionomia dell'intellettuale musulmano. L'esposizione chiara e documentata del pensiero, aggiornata alle nuove frontiere della ricerca, mette in luce il debito verso la cultura andalusa e il duplice ruolo di testimonianza e di stimolo per un Islam aperto e civilizzatore nel cuore stesso dell'Occidente.

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Demonstration and First Philosophy. Averroes on Met. Zeta as a Demonstrative Examination (al-fahs al-burhānī), 2009
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Demonstration and First Philosophy. Averroes on Met. Zeta as a Demonstrative Examination (al-fahs al-burhānī)
Type Article
Language English
Date 2009
Journal Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale
Volume 20
Pages 95–126
Categories Metaphysics
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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How Islamic is Averroes’s Philosophy?, 2019
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title How Islamic is Averroes’s Philosophy?
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2019
Published in La philosophie arabe à l’étude. Sens, limites et défis d’une discipline moderne. Studying Arabic Philosophy: Meaning, Limits and Challenges of a Modern Discipline
Pages 691–703
Categories Relation between Philosophy and Theology
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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Individuation by Matter in Averroes' Metaphysics, 2007
By: Matteo Di Giovanni
Title Individuation by Matter in Averroes' Metaphysics
Type Article
Language undefined
Date 2007
Journal Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale
Volume 18
Pages 187–210
Categories Metaphysics
Author(s) Matteo Di Giovanni
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