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Philoponus : Against Proclus On the - John Philoponus


Against Proclus On the


Published: 28th January 2005
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One of the most interesting of all post-Aristotelian Greek philosophical texts, Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World was 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.

ISBN: 9780715632338
ISBN-10: 0715632337
Series: Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th January 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.3  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1