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Philoponus

Against Proclus On the

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This 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.

ISBN: 9780715632345
ISBN-10: 0715632345
Series: Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 24th March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1