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Authors: Bos and Ferwerda

Mnemosyne 60 (2007) 565-588 Aristotle’s De spiritu as a Critique of the Doctrine of pneuma in Plato and His Predecessors A.P. Bos a) and R. Ferwerda b) a) Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Th e Netherlands b

In: Mnemosyne
Authors: Orly Lewis and Pavel Gregoric

in Galen, we find evidence of these debates in the treatise De spiritu attributed to Aristotle. In fact, De spiritu appears to be our sole surviving first-hand evidence of these debates, and as such it is an important source of our knowledge of early Hellenistic medicine which merits close

In: Early Science and Medicine

1 Introduction
 The short work transmitted with the Aristotelian corpus under the title Περὶ πνεύματος, or De spiritu , has not enjoyed much popularity among scholars. In the introduction to his 1913 edition of the text, W. Jaeger called this work “a fruit of an obscure physiologist or a miserable

In: Early Science and Medicine
A Discussion with Plato and his Predecessors on pneuma as the Instrumental Body of the Soul. Introduction, Translation, and Commentary by Abraham P. Bos and Rein Ferwerda
In contrast to what is often thought, the work De spiritu is entirely Aristotelian. It provides an indispensable part of Aristotle’s philosophy of living nature. In this work he is the first Greek to argue that the most fundamental vital principle is not breath but vital heat. This vital heat forms a unity with the soul, as its instrumental body ( sôma organikon). The treatise is mainly a debate with Plato's Timaeus.
This new book consists of an Introduction, a Translation, and an extensive Commentary on the text of De spiritu.
The main value of this book is to show convincingly that Aristotle’s theory of soul and biology have been misconstrued since 200 AD due to the intervention of Alexander of Aphrodisias.
Author: Gunther Wenz

des Geistes: „Denn der Buchstabe ( gramma ) tötet, aber der Geist ( pneuma ) macht lebendig.“ (2. Kor 3,6b) Augustin hat neben anderen Vätern der Alten Kirche dieses Wort aufgegriffen und ihm eine eigene Schrift mit dem Titel „De spiritu et littera“ gewidmet, in der er Grundzüge seiner Gnadenlehre

In: Objektiver und absoluter Geist nach Hegel

For the editor's preliminary remarks, please refer to the Preface to Adversus Macedonianos, De spiritu sancto Work 8 page 89 ἐπίσκοπος | πνεῦμα | πνευματομάχος 1301 Μ.Τάχα οὐδὲ ἀποκρίνασθαι προσήκει τοῖς ματαίοις τῶν ἀποκρίνω | μάταιος | προσήκω | τάχα λόγων· τὸ γὰρ σοφὸν τοῦ Σολομῶντος παράγγελμα

In: Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online

2.1. Review of the Literature De spiritu et littera is an important work in Augustine’s corpus. In Retractationes , Augustine says that in the work he has argued effectively against the Pelagians ( atrociter disputaui contra inimicos gratiae dei, retr. 2,37, CCL 57, 121/13), and thus

In: Trinity and Grace in Augustine

For the editor's preliminary remarks, please refer to the Preface to In sanctam Pentecosten, vulgo de spiritu sancto sive in Pentecosten Work 59 page 288 1 ΓΡΗΓΟΡΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΥ ΝΥΣΣΗΣ ἀϑρόος | ἀναλαμβάνω | ἐπιστήμη | ἐπιστήμη | ἰατρικός ΛΟΓΟΣ ΕΙΣ ΤΗΝ ΑΓΙΑΝ ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΣΤΗΝ Tit ἀσϑένεια | κόρος | προάγω

In: Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online

controversy. In Chapter 2 (the detailed analysis of De spiritu et littera ), we investigated how Augustine formulated his doctrine of grace with the framework of his Christology as it was integrated into his Pneumatology. 2 The increasing emphasis of Pneumatology in this second anti-Pelagian work was due

In: Trinity and Grace in Augustine
Author: G. Groenewoud

Abraham P. Bos and Rein Ferwerda, Aristotle, On the Life-Bearing Spirit (De Spiritu). A Discussion with Plato and his Predecessors on Pneuma as the Instrumental Body of the Soul (G. Groenewoud) Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski, The Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction (A. Vroom) Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (J. de Ridder) Lambert Zuidervaart, Social Philosophy after Adorno (R. Hayward)

In: Philosophia Reformata