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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 1,314 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
To Gaurus on how embryos are ensouled : and, On what is in our power by Porphyry( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 718 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
On abstinence from killing animals by Porphyry( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Five texts on the mediaeval problem of universals : Porphyry, Boethius, Abelard, Duns Scotus, Ockham( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 442 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
Isagoge by Porphyry( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 434 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 )

11 editions published between 1853 and 1885 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porphyrii Philosophi fragmenta : Fragmenta Arabica David Wasserstein interpretante by Andrew Smith( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Greek, Ancient and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written primarily in Latin, 1993 edition
Vie de Pythagore ; Lettre à Marcella by Porphyry( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porphyrii Sententiae ad intelligibilia ducentes by Porphyry( Book )

43 editions published between 1907 and 1975 in 6 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porphyrii philosophi fragmenta by Porphyry( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isagoge by Porphyry( Book )

110 editions published between 1503 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porphyry's Against the Christians : the literary remains by Porphyry( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout its first three centuries, the growing Christian religion was subjected not only to official persecution but to the attacks of pagan intellectuals, who looked upon the new sect as a band of fanatics bent on worldwide domination even as they professed to despise the things of this world. Prominent among these pagan critics was Porphyry of Tyre (ca. 232-ca. 305 C.E.), scholar, philosopher, and student of religions. His book Against the Christians (Kata Christianon), condemned to be burned by the imperial Church in 448, survives only in fragments preserved by the cleric and teacher Macarius Magnes. This new translation of the remains of Against the Christians, by renowned biblical scholar R. Joseph Hoffmann, reveals a work of deft historical and literary criticism. Porphyry's trenchant comments extend to key figures, beliefs, and doctrines of Christianity as he roundly attacks the divinity of Jesus, the integrity of the apostles, the Christian concept of God, and the Resurrection. Porphyry dismisses the gospels as the work of charlatans and Jesus himself as a criminal and failure. In short, the gospels, as a collective account of the life and deeds of Jesus, are hardly worth the reverence with which an increasing number of Christian converts of Porphyry's own day have begun treating them
On Aristotle categories by Porphyry( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 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
Porphyry Introduction by Porphyry( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 267 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
Porphyry on abstinence from animal food by Porphyry( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's categories by Porphyry( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A key figure in the history of Aristotelianism, Porphyry (AD 232/3 - c. 305) was born in Tyre and was a student of Longinus' in Athens and of Plotinus' in Rome. In his commentary on the Categories, Porphyry provided an authoritative interpretation of a notoriously controversial work."--BOOK JACKET. "Commentators on Aristotle had disagreed fundamentally over whether the Categories was a work of logic, concerning simple terms or the simple concepts they represent, or a metaphysical work addressing the classification by genera of simple entities or concepts. Approaching the Categories as the first of Aristotle's works in logic, Porphyry adopted an earlier Peripatetic view of the Categories as being concerned principally with terms or linguistic items, which he calls "predicates." He successfully defended the Categories against Plotinus, arguing that while it seemed to attack orthodox Platonism by denying the separation of forms and the ontological priority of the universal, it was in fact entirely compatible with Platonism. Because of Porphyry's intervention, the Categories came to serve as a basic textbook of logic for subsequent Neoplatonist teaching. His commentary influenced the Arabic tradition, and Boethius drew heavily on it as well."--BOOK JACKET. "The full text of Porphyry's commentary was lost, but the extant version is available here in Steven K. Strange's new translation. Ancient philosophers, historians of philosophy, classicists, and medievalists will welcome its appearance in English."--Jacket
Pros Markellan by Porphyry( Book )

28 editions published in 1969 in 6 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iamblichus on the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians by Iamblichus( Book )

14 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation from the Greek by Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was first published in 1821. Taylor's early writings and translations into English influenced such romantic poets as Blake, Coleridge and Keats. Iamblichus is thought to have been born in Syria in the middle of the third century and is regarded as one of the great Neoplatonist philosophers. He founded a school in which he taught 'white magic' or 'theurgy'; he sought to uncover the invisible side of nature and to give Man the means to effect the union of the divine spark with its parent-flame within him. In this work, divided into ten sections, he gives a complete canon of pagan religious thought and belief and explains their background. The Neoplatonist Porphyry's Letter to Anebo, in which he criticises religious rituals and practices, and Iamblichus' response to this criticism, and defence of these traditions, are included
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To Gaurus on how embryos are ensouled : and, On what is in our powerOn abstinence from killing animalsFive texts on the mediaeval problem of universals : Porphyry, Boethius, Abelard, Duns Scotus, OckhamIsagogePorphyry's Against the Christians : the literary remainsPorphyry IntroductionPorphyry on abstinence from animal foodIamblichus on the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians
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Порфирий философ (представитель неоплатонизма), теоретик музыки, астролог, математик

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