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- DescriptionThis is one of the most interesting of all post-Aristotelian Greek philosophical texts, written at a crucial moment in the defeat of paganism by Christianity, AD 529, when the Emperor Justinian closed the pagan Neoplatonist school in Athens. Philoponus in Alexandria was a brilliant Christian philosopher, steeped in Neoplatonism, who turned the pagans' ideas against them. Here he attacks the most devout of the earlier Athenian pagan philosophers, Proclus, defending the distinctively Christian view that the universe had a beginning against Proclus' eighteen arguments to the contrary, which are discussed in eighteen chapters. Chapters 6-8 are translated in this volume.
- Author BiographyDr Michael Share is Honorary Research Associate in the School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania.
- Author(s)John Philoponus
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication24/03/2005
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleAncient Commentators on Aristotle
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight462 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Translated byMichael Share
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