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Porphyry Introduction
     

Porphyry Introduction

by Porphyry, Dan Pollack
 

ISBN-10: 0199246149

ISBN-13: 9780199246144

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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:
9780199246144
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Note to the Reader
TRANSLATION
COMMENTARY
Additional Notes
Textual Notes
Porpyhry's Remains
Bibliography
Glossary
Index of citations
General Index

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