By John Philoponus

This is a post-Aristotelian Greek philosophical textual content, written at a very important second within the defeat of paganism through Christianity, advert 529, whilst the Emperor Justinian closed the pagan Neoplatonist college in Athens. Philoponus in Alexandria used to be a super Christian thinker, steeped in Neoplatanism, who became the pagans' principles 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 1-5 are translated during this volume.

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