Aristotle and Petrus Ramus - Αριστοτελους Πολιτικων/Aristotelis Politica a Petro Ramo - 1601

Aristotle and Petrus Ramus - Αριστοτελους Πολιτικων/Aristotelis Politica a Petro Ramo - 1601
Philosophy, Politics - Quantity: 1 - Book

Αριστοτελους Πολιτικων Τα Ἑυρισκομενα. Aristotelis politica, a Petro Ramo regio professore latina facta, et dialecticis rerum summis breviter exposita & illustrata. Cum indice rerum & verborum memorabilium locupletiß.

Two columns: Greek and Latin, with marginal commentary.

Octavo: 537- + 93 pages of very thorough indexes. .

Firsdt edition bound in contemporary hard vellum, with small laces. Small damp mark at the beginning in lower corner (title and then four leaves) but otherwise clean. Small worming in the joint of rear cover.

Petrus Ramus (1515 – 26 August 1572) was an influential French humanist, logician, and educational reformer. A Protestant convert, he was one of the most prominent victims of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre. He published in 1543 the 'Aristotelicae Animadversiones' and 'Dialecticae Partitiones', the former a criticism on the old logic and the latter a new textbook of the science. What are substantially fresh editions of the 'Partitiones' appeared in 1547 as 'Institutiones Dialecticae', and in 1548 as 'Scholae Dialecticae'; his 'Dialectique' (1555), a French version of his system, is the earliest work on the subject in the French language.

In the 'Dialecticae partitiones Ramus' recommends the use of summaries, headings, citations and examples. Ong calls Ramus's use of outlines, "a reorganization of the whole of knowledge and indeed of the whole human lifeworld." [Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue: From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason, 1958: 19].

This translation and commentary was found amongst the papers of Ramus after his death. The pubmisher of this first edition argues that even a reader, with good Greek would greater profit from seeing the Greek and Latin together.

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Philosophy, Politics
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Aristotle and Petrus Ramus
Book Title
Αριστοτελους Πολιτικων/Aristotelis Politica a Petro Ramo
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1st Edition
Greek, Latin
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Frankfurt: typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Jo. Aubrii. M DCI.
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17×14 cm
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