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By John Philoponus

This is a post-Aristotelian Greek philosophical textual content, written at a vital second within the defeat of paganism by means of Christianity, advert 529, whilst the Emperor Justinian closed the pagan Neoplatonist tuition in Athens. Philoponus in Alexandria was once a super Christian thinker, steeped in Neoplatanism, who grew to become the pagans' principles opposed to them. the following he assaults the main religious of the sooner Athenian pagan philosophers, Proclus, protecting the distinctively Christian view that the universe had a starting opposed to Proclus' eighteen arguments on the contrary, that are mentioned in eighteen chapters. Chapters 1-5 are translated during this volume.

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