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  • His view is that the terms Porphyry explicates are the building blocks of any kind of philosophical discourse.


  • Plato, whom he perhaps read in Greek, Porphyry, and especially Plotinus and St. Augustine furnished Claudianus with arguments.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Alexander or Pseudomantis, Melek (better known as Porphyry), and, above all, Jamblicus, who, in his book upon Egyyptian, Chaldaean and Assyrian Mysteries, speaks (III. 11) of the habit among the

    Tacitus and Bracciolini The Annals Forged in the XVth Century

  • A few other works refer to categories, such as Porphyry's Isagoge, translated and commented on twice by Boethius, and Boethius 'two Commentaries on On Interpretation and his treatise On the Trinity.

    Medieval Theories of the Categories

  • All these writings, which would be enormously influential in the Middle Ages, drew extensively on the thinking of Greek Neoplatonists such as Porphyry and Iamblichus.

    Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

  • The first scholastic philosophers devoted their attention to the discussion of logical problems arising out of the interpretation of the texts which were studied in the schools, such as Porphyry's

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • "Porphyry," his mother had discovered before he was seventeen, "is an excellent boy, a brilliant boy, but, I begin to see, just a little unbalanced."

    The Research Magnificent

  • The collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry.

    Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World

  • She came across a translation of The Cloud of Unknowing, and from it, found her way to the writings of pseudo-Dionysus, of Plotinus and Porphyry and other late Hellenic and early medieval mystics.

    A Theology of Anorexia


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