Averroes' "De substantia orbis": Critical Edition of the by Arthur Hyman, Averroes

By Arthur Hyman, Averroes

A suite of treatises through Averroes at the nature and homes of the heavens. incorporates a severe variation of the Hebrew textual content with English translation, remark and advent.

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Lacombe lists eighty-two extant manuscripts. Cf. G. Lacombe, Aristoieles Latinus. , Rome, 1939, and Cambridge, 1955; Supplement, BrugesParis, 1961, Indices. These manuscripts are indexed in II, p. 1292, and Supplement, p. 193. Professor Kristeller has discovered a number of others. Cf. above, pp. 7, 9, 14 and 25. Cf. above, pp. 9,15 and 18-19. For manuscripts and editions, cf. S. , 1956), pp. 124-125. in tractatum Averrois de substantia orbis... (Papie, 1508). Cf. B. Nardi, Sigieri di Brabante nelpensiero del Rinascimento italiano (Rome, 1945), p.

Renan, Averroes, p. 159. Cf. above, pp. 7-8 and 25-26. Cf. Steinschneider, Hebraische Obersetzungen. pp. 183-184; Kristeller, her, II (1967), 328; Renan, Averroes, p. 161. Renan, Averrois, p. 159. , Commentario, p. 5. Steinschneider,Hebraische Obersetzungen, p. XXVI, correction top. 183;alsop. 66, n. 148. When I first started the present work I examined all the catalogues, 27 De Substantia Orbis The extensive references to the De Substantia Orbis in the Hebrew and Latin philosophic literature of the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the many commentaries and quaestiones on the work, still require monographic exploration.

E. " However, Toledanus and Jandunus in their commentaries understandpoxse in the sense of poientia, ri3. nothing is actualized through itself, but it is actualized only through something else existing in actuality. In this way actuality precedes potentiality in an absolute sense. However, in respect to the one, underlying subject, something exists in potentiality before ,it exists in actuality. " Cf. also Aristotle, Metaphysics IX, 8, 1049b, 17-29. ways: (1) between two contraries (Physics I, 5 and 7), or (2) between a contrary and a property lying between two contraries (Physics 1,5,188b, 21-23; V, 5,229b, 14-21).

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