Creation and Its Causes | Source Manuscripts | figures

In Creation and its Causes, the endnotes describe prominent features in the source manuscripts and discuss problems and cruxes in those original texts. When the editor has introduced emendations affecting the content (as opposed to the prose style) or has otherwise made decisions that impact on the revised text of this edition in a significant way, the reasoning has been explained in this section. By contrast, the footnotes within lectures provide information useful for general readers and abstain from more technical and detailed textual concerns.

In these endnotes, all direct quotations from the source manuscripts reproduce the original text exactly, without any correction or emendation. By contrast, direct quotations in the footnotes and introductions to the lectures earlier in this book present the source text in a corrected and normalized form.

These endnotes say little about the figures. For that, readers should consult the keys that accompany the figures in the primary text as well as “Notes on the Figures” (pp. 515–54). Abbreviations for manuscripts are explained on pp. 440–46.

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