Against Proclus' "On the Eternity of the World 6-8" (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

Against Proclus' "On the Eternity of the World 6-8" (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)


this can be probably the most attention-grabbing of all post-Aristotelian Greek philosophical texts, written at an important second within the defeat of paganism via Christianity, advert 529, while the Emperor Justinian closed the pagan Neoplatonist tuition in Athens. Philoponus in Alexandria was once a super Christian thinker, steeped in Neoplatonism, who became the pagans' rules opposed to them. right here he assaults the main religious of the sooner Athenian pagan philosophers, Proclus, protecting the distinctively Christian view that the universe had a starting opposed to Proclus' eighteen arguments on the contrary, that are mentioned in eighteen chapters. Chapters 6-8 are translated during this quantity.

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