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- DescriptionPorphyry (AD 232/3 - C.305) is of crucial importance for the history of Aristotelian studies. Born in Tyre and a student of Plotinus in Rome, he later defended Aristotle's Categories against Plotinus, arguing that they were entirely compatible with Platonism. His intervention was decisive: the Categories became a basic textbook of logic for all subsequent Neoplatonist teaching and influenced both the Arabic and Western Traditions. Boethius drew heavily on Porphyry's treatment. The full commentary is lost, but a shorter version survives and is translated here.
- Author BiographySteven K. Strange is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Author(s)S. Strange
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication18/01/2013
- Series TitleAncient Commentators on Aristotle
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight241 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine10 mm
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