Commentary on Plato’s Republic

Averroes, Commentary on Plato's Republic, trans. Ralph Lerner, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.    

Averroes’ major statement on Platonic philosophy. From a review: “Because of the importance of Averroes (as a Muslim he is significant for both Platonic and Islamic thought), it is good to have Lerner’s new and thoughtful interpretation, with lucid introduction, three… More
Averroes depicted here with Porphyry, the author of the Isagoge, the subject of a middle and short commentary by Averroes. commentary

Short Commentaries

               

  • Isagoge
  • Categories
  • De Interpretatione
  • Prior Analytics
  • Posterior Analytics
  • Topics
  • Sophistic Elenchi
  • Rhetoric
  • Poetics
  • Physics
  • De Caelo
  • De Generatione et Corruptione
  • Meterologica
  • De Animalibus (parts of)
  • De Anima
  • Parva Naturalia (parts of)
  • Metaphysics

Middle Commentaries

  • Isagoge
  • Categories
  • De Interpretatione
  • Prior Analytics
  • Posterior Analytics
  • Topics
  • Sophistic Elenchi
  • Rhetoric
  • Poetics
  • Physics
  • De Caelo
  • De Generatione et Corruptione
  • Meterologica
  • De Anima¬†
  • Metaphysics
  • Nichomachean Ethics

Detailed expositions of Aristotle’s works and Porphyry’s Isagoge.

Long Commentaries

  • Posterior Analytics
  • Physics
  • De Caelo
  • De Anima¬†
  • Metaphysics

Word-for-word commentaries on the works of Aristotle which Averroes considered most important.