"ET QUONIAM EST QUIS TERTIUS HOMO." ARGUMENT, EXÉGÈSE, CONTRESENS DANS LA LITTÉRATURE LATINE APPARENTÉE AUX SOPHISTICI ELENCHI D'ARISTOTE

Abstract : Latin commentators came across the « Third Man » for the first time in Aristotle’s Sophistici elenchi. The way they dealt with the argument is a fair illustration of how they were both faithful to the text and innovative in their understanding of its most challenging issues. Influenced by Boethius’ translation, their interpretation took into account all relevant information whilst putting a whole new face on the « Third Man » argument. The essay shows that their peculiar interpretation actually originates from a curious mistake in Boethius’ translation, which radically transformed the argument. In this, the fate of the medieval « Third Man » illustrates some of the remarkable features of the medieval archive and how some of its most interesting objects came to be.
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Leone Gazziero. "ET QUONIAM EST QUIS TERTIUS HOMO." ARGUMENT, EXÉGÈSE, CONTRESENS DANS LA LITTÉRATURE LATINE APPARENTÉE AUX SOPHISTICI ELENCHI D'ARISTOTE. Archives d'histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Âge, Vrin, 2013, ⟨10.3917/ahdlm.080.0007⟩. ⟨hal-01254225⟩

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