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"In the ambitiously titled a short heritage of every little thing, Wilber maintains his look for the first styles that occur in all nation-states of lifestyles. Like Hegel within the West and Aurobindo within the East, Wilber is a philosopher within the grand systematic culture, an highbrow adventurer thinking about not anything under the entire process evolution, life's final trajectory—in a note, every thing. . . . Combining religious sensitivity with huge, immense highbrow realizing and a mode of attractiveness and readability, a short heritage of every little thing is a clarion demand seeing the realm as an entire, a lot at odds with the miserable reductionism of stylish Foucault-derivative educational philosophy."— San Francisco Chronicle

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109 cf. Gael. 3, 310bl6-19. 110 The problem of establishing the cause of the natural movement of the elements towards their natural places has received various interpretations in the course of the Aristotelian tradition, all striving, from the first commentators until modern critics, to solve the problem of the nature of the causality that links the element to its natural place. It is Aristotle's own ambiguity on this issue that gave rise to this problem. In fact the commentator must reconcile texts that attribute to the elements an intrinsic principle of movement, which is nothing else than their own nature (Phys.

He concludes from this that the text of GC that we have is corrupt. But neither of them notice that Philoponus repeats the same question at the end of the chapter and that he attributes the explanation to Alexander of Aphrodisias. This weakens the hypothesis that Aristotle's text in this place is corrupt; if so, then it was already corrupt in Alexander's time. 86 cf. Cat. 8, 10al6 ff. and Simplicius in Cat. 262,32-264,4, who, discussing this point, mentions two opinions of interest for our subject.

H. Joachim (1922), 218, thinks that this could be a gloss explaining what kind of places (topoi) are at issue. 98 On the basis of the excerpts from the Book of Morphology edited by P. Kraus (1935), 392-424, C. Baffioni has claimed (with some reservations pending the reading of the whole of K. al-Tasrlf) that this has to do with Philoponus' GC commentary, interpreting the discrepancies between Philoponus' commentary and the fragments found in the excerpts edited by Kraus as a result of Jabir's manipulations on the text of Philoponus.

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