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Porphyry Introduction
     

Porphyry Introduction

by Jonathan Barnes
 

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, but he gave highly influential treatments of a number of perennial philosophical questions. Jonathan Barnes presents a complete new English translation, preceded by a substantial

Overview

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, but he gave highly influential treatments of a number of perennial philosophical questions. Jonathan Barnes presents a complete new English translation, preceded by a substantial introduction and followed by an invaluable commentary, the first to be published in English and the fullest for a century, whose primary aim is to analyze and assess the philosophical theses and arguments which the Introduction puts forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199288694
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/13/2006
Series:
Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,062,962
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Barnes is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), having previously been Professor at Oxford and Geneva.

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