By Aristotle.; Philoponus, John; Wildberg, Christian
Philoponus'' treatise opposed to Aristotle at the Eternity of the realm, an assault on Aristotle''s astronomy and theology is anxious more often than not with the eternity and divinity of the 5th aspect, or ''quintessence'', of which Aristotle took the celebrities to be composed. Pagans and Christians have been divided on even if the realm had a starting, and on even if a trust that the heavens have been divine was once a mark of religion. Philoponus claimed on behalf of Christianity that the universe was once now not everlasting. His such a lot remarkable arguments, the place wrung paradox out of the pagan trust in an unlimited previous, have been. Read more...
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The work translated by Pines starts off by referring back to the contra Proclum and the contra Aristotelem. 30. The date of the de Opificio Mundi is still disputed. E. Evrard supports 557-60, in 'Les convictions religieuses de Jean Philopon et la date de son commentaire aux Meteorologiques', Bulletin de I'academie royal de Belgique, classe des lettres, 5 (1953), 299-357. But W. Wolska reaffirms Reichardt's date of 546-9 in La Topographie Chretienne de Cosmas Indicopleustes (Paris 1962), 163-5. 31.
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Farm. P. Eth. Proleg. Quaest. Temp. Tim. de Aeternitate Mundi Alcibiades in Epicteti Enchiridion de Fato Isagoge de Anima Mantissa de Mixtione Parmenides Problemata Ethica Prolegomena Quaestiones de Tempore Timaeus 35 This page intentionally left blank Philoponus contra Aristotelem Translation This page intentionally left blank PROLOGUE In the Prologue, Simplicius explains why he decided to refute the arguments of the contra Aristotelem. Since Philoponus' work is so long, it has remained unexamined, and only because of its length has the author received a high reputation.