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La Causalité humaine. Sur le De fato d'Alexandre d'Aphrodise

Abstract : At the end of the 2nd century AD, Alexander of Aphrodisias, holder of the Imperial Chair of Peripatetic Philosophy, presented "the Aristotle's doctrine on fate and "what depends on us"". His purpose is twofold: to build a peripatetic theory of fate, a question that had hitherto been marginal in the Peripatos, and to refute the partisans dʼune hard conception of destiny, in which one should undoubtedly see Stoics. The polemic occupies almost the entire De fato, which is a major document on determinism in Antiquity. The book describes how, through the exegesis of Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias elaborates another conception of fate and proposes a libertarian reformulation of "what depends on us".
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Isabelle Koch. La Causalité humaine. Sur le De fato d'Alexandre d'Aphrodise. Classiques-Garnier. 2019, Les Anciens et les Modernes. 533 p., 978-2-406-08559-1. ⟨hal-02183025⟩



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