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Philoponus, John active 6th century

Works: 289 works in 1,298 publications in 9 languages and 20,870 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Annotator, Commentator for written text, Attributed name
Classifications: Q151, 500
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On Aristotle's Physics 5-8 by John Philoponus( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume makes available for the first time in English key commentaries on Aristotle's Physics by Philoponus and Simplicius, rival Neoplatonists of the sixth century A.D." "Paul Lettinck has restored a lost commentary by Philoponus - which has survived in the Greek only in fragments - by translating it from annotations to an Arabic translation of Physics. The annotations presented here paraphrase Philoponus' commentary on Physics, Books 5-7, and include as well two excerpts from the annotations on Book 8. Among the most interesting features of the text are Philoponus' arguments against infinite time, his comments on the divisibility of changing bodies and of motion, and his treatment of Zeno's paradox of the stadium." "Translated from the Greek by J.O. Urmson, Simplicius' commentary focuses on Aristotle's views on the existence of the void as they emerge in chapters 6-9 of Physics, Book 4. Simplicius addresses some objections to Aristotle by later philosophers, particularly by Philoponus and by the Epicureans and the Stoics. There are three crucial points in Simplicius' argument: his reply to Stoics who had attacked Aristotle's reservations about extracosmic void, his response to Aristotle in defense of the idea of motion through void, and his belief that Aristotle does not sufficiently recognize that the ground for the natural motion of bodies, whether in a void or not, is internal. Peter Lautner has provided an introduction and notes to the translation."--BOOK JACKET
On the accent of homonyms by John Philoponus( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Physics 3 by John Philoponus( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book 3 of Aristotle's Physics elaborates definitions of change and infinity - concepts central to his theory of nature. In a sixth-century commentary on Physics 3, Philoponus makes use of Aristotle's views to argue for a Christian interpretation of infinity. In Physics Book 2, Aristotle defines nature as an internal source of change. By elaborating Aristotle's view of change, Book 3 takes an important step in establishing the claim - to be made in Book 8 - for a divine mover who causes change but in whom no change occurs. Book 3 also introduces Aristotle's doctrine of infinity as always potential, but never actual and never traversed. Here, as elsewhere, Philoponus turns Aristotle's arguments about infinity against the pagan Neoplatonist belief in a universe without a beginning
De aeternitate mundi contra Proclum by John Philoponus( Book )

51 editions published between 1899 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in Greek, Ancient and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against Proclus's "On the eternity of the world, 12-18" by John Philoponus( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finally, throughout these seven chapters Philoponus is engaged in a detailed exegesis of Plato's Timaeus that aims to settle a number of familiar interpretive problems, notably how we should properly understand the pre-cosmic state of disorderly motion, and the statement that the visible cosmos is an image of the paradigm. Philoponus's exegetical concerns culminate in chapter 18 with an extensive discussion of Plato's attitude to poetry and myth."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "On coming to be and perishing 2.5-11" by John Philoponus( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It will be of interest to students of ancient philosophy and science (the commentary draws on earlier philosophical and medical texts); of Patristics and Christian theology (it allows comparison of Philoponus' later creationist doctrine with his earlier ideas about generation); of medieval philosophy (there are a number of parallels with Averroes' commentaries on Aristotle's treatise); and to anyone interested in metaphysics of causation, emergence, necessity, and determination."--Jacket
On Aristotle Posterior analytics 1.1-8 by John Philoponus( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Posterior Analytics elaborates for the first time in the history of Western philosophy the notions of science and the requirements for the distinctive kind of knowledge scientists posses. His model is mathematics and his treatment of science amounts to a philosophical discussion, from the perspective or Aristotelian syllogistic, of mathematical proofs and the principles they are based on. Chapters 1-8 expound the foundations of Aristotle's theory, pointing out the similarities and differences between scientific knowledge and other types of knowledge, establishing the need for basic principles, and identifying the types of principles and the source of necessity associated with scientific facts." "Philoponus' massive commentary, the most complete ancient discussion of Posterior Analytics book, offers uniquely valuable testimony to the way this book was read and understood in late antiquity, as well as providing information on earlier interpretations. Of particular interest is Philoponus' account of scientific principles, which is based not only on Aristotle but also on the Greek mathematical tradition, especially Euclid and his commentator Proclus."--Jacket
On Aristotle Physics 4.10-14 by John Philoponus( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoponus' commentary on the last part of Aristotle's Physics Book 4 does not offer major alternatives to Aristotle's science, as did his commentary on the earlier parts, concerning place, vacuum and motion in a vacuum. Aristotle's subject here is time, and his treatment of it had led to controversy in earlier writers. Philoponus does offer novelties when he treats motion round a bend as in one sense faster than motion on the straight over the same distance in the same time, because of the need to consider the greater effort involved. And he points out that in an earlier commentary on Book 8
Iōannou tou Philoponou Tōn eis tēn mōuseōs kosmogonian exēgētikōn logoi 7 = Joannis Philoponi De opificio mundi libri VII by John Philoponus( Book )

28 editions published in 1897 in 4 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de l'astrolabe by John Philoponus( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obra de Philopon y su influencia clásica griega
Praecepta tonica by John Philoponus( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Praecepta Tonica by John of Alexandria (5th-6th cent. AD) ranks beside Pseudo-Arcadius' epitome as one of the two most important surviving epitomes of Herodian's monumental De Prosodia Catholica: it is a particularly rich depository of well-argued teaching on ancient Greek accentuation, and constitutes an indispensable tool for the reconstruction of Herodian's work. However, despite its importance, it is available only in a seriously flawed edition prepared by Karl Wilhelm Dindorf in 1825. This edition by Georgios Xenis offers an authoritative new critical text based on a thorough examination of not only the direct and indirect witnesses, but also of some special sources of evidence. These include authors such as Michael Syncellus and Theognostus who, although they did not use John himself, drew directly on John's source, thereby providing parallel material that serves to fill gaps in John's textual tradition. In addition, the critical text benefits from conjectural emendation, deriving either from the editor's own activity or from his predecessors
On Aristotle Physics 4.6-9 by John Philoponus( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoponus has been identified as the founder in dynamics of the theory of impetus, an inner force impressed from without, which, in its later recurrence, has been hailed as a scientific revolution. His commentary is translated here without the previously translated excursus, the Corollary on Void, also available in this series. Philoponus rejects Aristotle's attack on the very idea of void and of the possibility of motion in it, even though he thinks that void never occurs in fact. Philoponus' argument was later to be praised by Galileo. This volume contains the first English translation of P
On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12 by John Philoponus( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of John Philoponus' commentary on the Meteorology only that on chapters 1-9 and 12 of the first book has been preserved. It is translated in this series in two parts, the first covering chapters 1-4, the second chapters 5-9 and 12
Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis Physicorum libros tres priores commentaria by John Philoponus( Book )

8 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloses et commentaire du livre XI du Contra Proclum de Jean Philopon autour de la matière première du monde by Pascal Mueller-Jourdan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The problem of the Materia Prima is certainly one of the most important challenges of late antique Physics. It is interesting to note that such a difficulty has never been focused on an exhaustive treatise in Antiquity. If the question of the matter resists any investigation, it is because the matter is radically 'aneideos' (without form) even though it is the condition 'sine qua non' of the existence of all forms in the sensible world. The present study proposes the first translation in French of the entire eleventh Book of the Philoponus' Contra Proclum (VIe s.) which precisely discusses the status of the Prime Matter. After having clarified the context of such a question in the Neoplatonic Alexandrian School, it puts forward a detailled step-to-step analysis of the Philoponian argument, the notions used by him and a new general theory which attempts to evaluate the pertinence and the internal coherence of his contribution to this very problematic question."--Publisher's website
Place, void, and eternity by Johannes( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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On Aristotle's "On coming to be and perishing 2.5-11"
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Ἰωάννης, Γραμματικός Ἀλεξανδρεύς, active 6th century

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Against Proclus's "On the eternity of the world, 12-18"On Aristotle's "On coming to be and perishing 2.5-11"On Aristotle Posterior analytics 1.1-8On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12Gloses et commentaire du livre XI du Contra Proclum de Jean Philopon autour de la matière première du mondeSelbstbewusstein in der Spätantike : die neuplatonischen Kommentare zu Aristoteles' De animaDocumenting Christianity in Egypt, sixth to fourteenth centuries