9781472557445

Philoponus: Against Proclus On the Eternity of the World 1-5

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    9781472557445

  • ISBN10:

    1472557441

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-10
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

This is a post-Aristotelian Greek philosophical text, 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 Neoplatanism, 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 1-5 are translated in this volume.

Author Biography

Dr Michael Share is Honorary Research Associate in the School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Textual Emendations
TRANSLATION
Notes
Bibliography English-Greek
Glossary Greek-English Index
Index of Passages Cited
Subject
Index

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