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Porphyry approximately 234-approximately 305

Works: 1,737 works in 3,727 publications in 10 languages and 21,960 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Controversial literature  Sources  Introductions  Commentaries  Manuscripts 
Subject Headings: Philosophers, Ancient 
Roles: Author, Annotator, Other, Commentator, Honoree, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Arranger, Commentator for written text, Creator, Interviewee, cnm, Author of introduction
Classifications: B438, 186.4
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Porphyry's Homeric questions on the Iliad text, translation, commentary by Porphyry( )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Homeric Questions of the philosopher Porphyry (3rd cent. CE) is an important work in the history of Homeric criticism. Porphyry applies the dictum that "the poet explains himself" to solve questions of interpretation in Homer. This new edition of the Questions on the Iliad eliminates much that was wrongly attributed to Porphyry in the old edition (1880). In the interest of the non-specialist, the new text has a facing translation in English. The commentary explains Porphyry's arguments and the editor's textual decisions
Isagoge by Porphyry( Book )
142 editions published between 1503 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essence of Plotinus, extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
10 editions published between 1934 and 1997 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Categories by Porphyry( Book )
18 editions published between 1547 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Porphyry (ad 232/3 - c. 305) is of crucial importance for the history of Aristotelian studies. Born in Tyre and a student of Plotinus in Rome, he later defended Aristotle's Categories against Plotinus, arguing that they were entirely compatible with Platonism. His intervention was decisive: the Categories became a basic textbook of logic for all subsequent Neoplatonist teaching and influenced both the Arabic and Western Traditions. Boethius drew heavily on Porphyry's treatment. The full commentary is lost, but a shorter version survives and is translated here."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On abstinence from killing animals by Porphyry( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians. In it, Porphyry relates the arguments for eating or sacrificing animals and then goes on to argue that an understanding of humans and gods shows such sacrifice to be inappropriate, that an understanding of animals shows it to be unjust, and that a knowledge of non-Greeks shows it to be unnecessary." "There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years."--Jacket
Porphyrii philosophi fragmenta by Porphyry( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Organon, or Logical treatises, of Aristotle : With the introduction of Porphyry. Literally translated, with notes, syllogistic examples, analysis, and introduction by Aristotle( Book )
36 editions published between 1853 and 2007 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five texts on the mediaeval problem of universals : Porphyry, Boethius, Abelard, Duns Scotus, Ockham by Paul Vincent Spade( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New translations of the central medieval texts on the problem of universals are presented here in an affordable edition suitable for use in courses in medieval philosophy, history of medieval philosophy, and universals. Includes a concise introduction, glossary of important terms, notes, and bibliography
Porphyrii Sententiae ad intelligibilia ducentes by Porphyry( Book )
44 editions published between 1907 and 1975 in 6 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyry's Against the Christians : the literary remains by Porphyry( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyry Introduction by Porphyry( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Introduction to philosophy, written by Porphyry at the end of the second century AD is the most successful work of its kind ever to have been published. Porphyry's aim was modest: he intended to explain the meaning of five terms, 'genus', 'species', 'difference', 'property', and 'accident' - terms that he took to be important to Aristotelian logic and metaphysics, and hence to philosophy in general. Thus in principle the Introduction is simple and elementary. In face, there are sometimes difficulties and doubts on the surface of the text - and beneath the surface there are occasional profundities. For the work raises, directly or indirectly, a number of perennial philosophical questions; and indeed, the Introduction became, in Boethius's Latin translation, the point of reference for one of the longest-lasting of philosophical disputes - the dispute over the status of 'universals'." "This book contains a new English translation of the Introduction, preceded by a study of the life and works of Porphyry, the purpose and nature of the Introduction, and the history of the text. It is accompanied by a discursive commentary, the primary aim of which is to analyse and assess the philosophical theses and arguments that the Introduction puts forward."--Jacket
To Gaurus on how embryos are ensouled ; and, On what is in our power by Porphyry( )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerning embryos, Porphyry takes an original view on issues that had been left undecided by his teacher Plotinus and earlier by the doctor Galen. What role is played in the development of the embryo by the souls or the nature of the father, of the mother, of the embryo, or of the whole world? Pophyry's detailed answer, in contrast to Aristotle's, gives a big role to the soul and to the nature of the mother, without, however, abandoning Aristotle's view that the mother supplies no seed. In the fragments of On What is in Our Power Porphyry discusses Plato's idea that we choose each of our incarnations, and so are responsible for what happens in our lives.--From publisher description
De l'abstinence by Porphyry( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyry on abstinence from animal food by Porphyry( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To Marcella : text and translation by Porphyry( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyrii philosophi Platonici opuscula selecta by Porphyry( Book )
54 editions published between 1860 and 1977 in 7 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyry's Launching-points to the realm of mind : an introduction to the neoplatonic philosophy of Plotinus by Porphyry( Book )
23 editions published between 1855 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca by Aristotle( Book )
16 editions published between 1882 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ethical treatises : being the treatises of the first Ennead with Porphyry's Life of Plotinus, and the Preller-Ritter extracts forming a conspectus of the Plotinian system by Plotinus( Book )
8 editions published between 1917 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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