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Philoponus, John active 6th century

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Works: 755 works in 1,751 publications in 7 languages and 17,546 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Commentator, cnm, Annotator, Creator, Other
Classifications: B415, 113
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On Aristotle's Physics 5-8 by John Philoponus ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 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 Aristotle's Physics 2 by John Philoponus ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Book 2 of the Physics is arguably the best introduction to Aristotle's work, both because it explains some of his central concepts, such as nature and the four causes, and because it asks some gripping questions that are still debated today: Is chance something real? If so, what? Can nature be explained by chance, necessity and natural selection, or is it purposive? Philoponus' commentary is not only a valuable guide, but also a work of Neoplatonism with its own views on causation, the Providence of Nature, the problem of evil and the immortality of the soul."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle's "On the soul 3.1-8" by John Philoponus ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek commentators on Aristotle constitute a large body of Greek philosophical writings, not previously translated into European languages. This volume includes notes and indexes and forms part of a series to fill this gap
On Aristotle's Physics 3 by John Philoponus ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against Aristotle, on the eternity of the world by John Philoponus ( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "On the soul 3.9-13" by John Philoponus ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek commentators on Aristotle constitute a large body of Greek philosophical writings, not previously translated into European languages. This volume includes notes and indexes and forms part of a series to fill this gap
On Aristotle on the soul, 2.1-6 by John Philoponus ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against Proclus on the eternity of the world 6-8 by John Philoponus ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle on the intellect (De anima 3.4-8) by John Philoponus ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his commentary on a portion of Aristotle's de Anima (On the Soul) known as de Intellectu (On the Intellect), Philoponus drew on both Christian and Neoplatonic traditions as he reinterpreted Aristotle's views on such key questions as the immortality of the soul, the role of images in thought, the character of sense perception and the presence within the soul of universals. Although it is one of the richest and most interesting of the ancient works on Aristotle, Philoponus' commentary has survived only in William of Moerbeke's thirteenth-century Latin translation from a partly indecipherable Greek manuscript. The present version, the first translation into English, is based upon William Charlton's penetrating scholarly analysis of Moerbeke's text."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle on the soul 1.1-2 by John Philoponus ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This text by Philoponus, the sixth-century commentator on Aristotle, is notable for its very informative Introduction to Psychology, which tells us the views of Philoponus, of his teacher and of later Neoplatonists on our psychological capacities and on mind-body relations. There is an unusual account of how reason can infer a universally valid conclusion from a single instance, and there are inherited views on the roles of intellect and perception in concept formation, and on the human ability to make reasoned decisions, celebrated by Aristotle, but here downgraded. Philoponus attacks Galen's view that psychological capacities follow, or result from, bodily chemistry; they merely supervene on that and can be counteracted. He has benefited from Galen's knowledge of the brain and nerves, but also propounds the Neoplatonist belief in tenuous bodies which after death support our irrational souls temporarily, or our reason eternally."--Publisher's website
Philoponus on Aristotle's On coming-to-be and perishing 1.1-5 by John Philoponus ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first five chapters of Aristotle's De Generatione et Corruptione distinguish creation and destruction from mere qualitative change and from growth. But what inspires Philoponus most in his commentary on these chapters is the topic of organic growth. How does it take place without ingested matter getting into the same place as the growing body? And how is personal identity preserved, if our matter is always in flux, and our form depends on our matter? If we do not depend on the persistence of matter why are we not immortal? Analogous problems of identity arise also for inanimate beings. These topics of identity over time and the principles of causation are still matters of intense philosophical discussion
Against Proclus' "On the eternity of the world, 1-5 by John Philoponus ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle, On coming-to-be, and perishing 2.5-11 by John Philoponus ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 378 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."--BOOK JACKET
On Aristotle Physics 1.1-3 by John Philoponus ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Until the launch of this series over fifteen years ago, the 15,000 volumes of the ancient Greek commentators on Aristotle, written mainly between 200 and 600 ad, constituted the largest corpus of extant Greek philosophical writings not translated into English or other European languages. Over 40 volumes have now appeared in the series, which is planned in some 80 volumes altogether. In this, the first half of Philoponus' analysis of book one of Aristotle's Physics, the principal themes are metaphysical. Aristotle's opening chapter in the Physics is an abstract reflection on methodology for the investigation of nature, 'physics'. Aristotle suggests that one must proceed from things that are familiar but vague, and derive more precise but less obvious principles to constitute genuine knowledge. His controversial claim that this is to progress from the universal to the more particular occasions extensive apologetic exegesis, typical of Philoponus' meticulous and somewhat pedantic method. Philoponus explains away the apparent conflict between the 'didactic method' (unavoidable in physics) and the strict demonstrative method described in the Analytics. After 20 pages on chapter 1, Philoponus devotes the remaining 66 pages to Aristotle's objections to two major Presocratic thinkers, Parmenides and Melissus. Aristotle included these thinkers as an aside, because they were not engaged in physics, but in questioning the very basis of physics. Philoponus investigates Aristotle's claims about the relation between a science and its axioms, explores alternative ways of formalising Aristotle's refutation of Eleatic monism and provides a sustained critique of Aristotle's analysis of the Eleatics' purported mistakes about unity and being."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle "On the soul 1.3-5" by John Philoponus ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In chapter 5, Philoponus endorses Aristotle's rejection of the idea that the soul is particles and of Empedocles's idea that the soul must be made of all four elements in order to know what is made of the same elements."--BOOK JACKET
Philoponus : against Proclus on the eternity of the world 12-18 by John Philoponus ( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 355 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 Posterior analytics 1.1-8 by John Philoponus ( )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 329 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
Philoponus on Aristotle physics 1.4-9 by John Philoponus ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the chapters discussed in this section of Philoponus' Physics commentary, Aristotle explores a range of questions about the basic structure of reality, the nature of prime matter, the principles of change, the relation between form and matter, and the issue of whether things can come into being out of nothing, and if so, in what sense that is true. Philoponus' commentaries do not merely report and explain Aristotle and the other thinkers whom Aristotle is discussing. They are also the philosophical work of an independent thinker in the Neoplatonic tradition. Philoponus has his own, occasionally idiosyncratic, views on a number of important issues, and he sometimes disagrees with other teachers whose views he has encountered perhaps in written texts, and sometimes in oral delivery. A number of distinctive passages of philosophical importance occur in this part of Book 1, in which we see Philoponus at work on issues in physics and cosmology, as well as logic and metaphysics."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Against Proclus On the eternity of the world 9-11 by John Philoponus ( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In one of the most original books of late antiquity, Philoponus argues for the Christian view that matter can be created by God out of nothing. It needs no prior matter for its creation. At the same time, Philoponus transforms Aristotle's conception of prime matter as an incorporeal 'something - I know not what' that serves as the ultimate subject for receiving extension and qualities. On the contrary, says Philoponus, the ultimate subject is extension. It is three-dimensional extension with its exact dimensions and any qualities unspecified. Moreover, such extension is the defining characteristic of body. Hence, so far from being incorporeal, it is body, and as well as being prime matter, it is form - the form that constitutes body. This uses, but entirely disrupts, Aristotle's conceptual apparatus. Finally, in Aristotle's scheme of categories, this extension is not to be classified under the second category of quantity, but under the first category of substance as a substantial quantity."--Jacket
On the accent of homonyms by John Philoponus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Pseudo-Johannes Philoponus

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Ioannes Aleksandrinos.
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Ioannes Grammaticus.
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Ioannes Philoponus.
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