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Plotinus, Porphyry 1

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The thought of Plotinus and his pupil Porphyry, who taught a modern version of Platonism in the third century, shows some parallel interests with Origen. Porphyry wrote some works ‘remarkably close ... More


Union

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A discussion of the language of ‘union without confusion’, so characteristic of the theology Maximus follows which rejects any separation or confusion in Christ. The notions of ‘union without ... More


Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry

George E. Karamanolis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199264568
eISBN:
9780191603990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264562.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book breaks new ground in the study of later ancient philosophy by examining the interplay of the two main schools of thought, Platonism and Aristotelianism, from the first century BC to the ... More


Porphyry

George E. Karamanolis

in Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199264568
eISBN:
9780191603990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264562.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Porphyry was much more involved in the study of Aristotle’s work than any other Platonist before him. It is shown that Porphyry criticized Aristotle, but he also considered him to have agreed with ... More


Sex, Love, and Marriage In Pagan Philosophy and the Use Of Catharsis

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In ancient philosophy, sex, being in love (erôs), marriage, and rearing children each got advocated in separation from the others. Moreover, a good form of erôs got distinguished from one or two bad ... More


Catharsis and the Classification Of Therapies

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If Aristotle's catharsis gets rid of something by allowing it moderate exercise, by tragedy it will get rid of an excessive disposition to grief, as well as pity and fear; and in comedy of an ... More


Neo‐Platonism and the Church Fathers

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Neoplatonism, under Plotinus, Proclus, Porphyry, and Iamblicus, developed and modified ideas about preexistence. Church Fathers were divided on the question of preexistence, but many were its ... More


Boethius's Project: The Logical Translations and Commentaries

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines Boethius's translations of logical texts by Aristotle and Porphyry, and his commentaries on them. It sets out Boethius's interpretation of the Aristotelian Categories, his response to the ... More


The Third Century: Fruition

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the evidence for the history of rhetoric after the completion of Philostratus’ Lives of the Sophists. It shows that the movement generally known as the ‘Second Sophistic’ ... More


Introduction

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Sketches early Christian initiatives to present faith as a privileged means of contact with God. Discusses the fourth-century religious climate of late Neoplatonism and suggests a much less hostile ... More


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