Isagoge: history of logic: Transmission of Greek logic to the Latin West: and of Porphyry of Tyre’s Isagoge (“Introduction,” on Aristotle’s Categories), although. The Isagoge or “Introduction” to Aristotle’s Categories (text) was a the standard textbook on logic for more than a thousand years after his death. The Isagoge or Introduction by Porphyry is a commentary on Aristotle’s Categories, which became a key logical text of the Middle Ages, being.

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The iota subscript is everywhere omitted.

Works and Profile 3. What Barnes provides us with is more than that – it is the most complete and authoritative modern work on Porphyry’s Introduction to date.

It seems safe to assume that before his encounter with Plotinus, Porphyry’s philosophical views were shaped by Longinus, Numenius and other Middle Platonists, in addition to Plato, Aristotle and other classics of Greek philosophy.

Philoponus, in his extracts from Ammonius, illustrates this as follows: Logic literature Hellenistic philosophical literature 3rd-century books. Human beings have, so to speak, one leg in each realm: Now, the properties of each are these: Oxford University Press April 13, Language: Intellect is the sphere of real being, identified with the Platonic Forms, which are podphyry thoughts of a universal intellect.

This too is common, that when genus or difference is subverted, the things under them are also subverted, for as when animal is not, horse is not, nor poprhyry, thus also, when rational is not, there will be no animal which uses reason. Porphyry wrote a commentary on Aristotle’s Categories that is extant and another longer one, Ad Gedaliumthat is lost except for some fragments.


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It follows from this that the task set for human beings is to free themselves from the sensible and live by the intelligible, which after all is their true or real nature. This is what has been called the Sententiae above. There are, however, some differences in terminology, which show Porphyry to have a certain scholarly bent that Plotinus avoids, and Porphyry is in general more interested in reconciling Aristotle with Platonism than Plotinus was. To judge from the evidence of subsequent ancient Platonists, Porphyry was an independent philosopher whose views were taken very seriously indeed.

On abstinence from killing animalstranslated by Gillian Clark, London: The Uses of Argument by Stephen E. Porphyry was an influential thinker. The Elements of Theology: Now it is common to them all to be predicated, as we have said, of many things, but genus is predicated of the species and individuals under it, and difference in like manner; but species, of the individuals under it; and property, both of the species, of which it is the property, and of the individuals under that species; again, accident is predicated both of species, and individuals.


Grammatical scholia in margin. Personal tools Log in. All the manuscripts are of the latter version. The latter belong necessarily, and therefore universally, to an essence, whereas the former are those qualities which do not of necessity belong to any essence, but are mere contingencies.

Porphyry (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

This is probably the doctrine of the longer lost commmentary. However in many places Victorinus did not understand the text and paraphrased.

Again, of species the participation is equal, but of accident, even if it be inseparable, it is not equal; for an Ethiopian may have a colour intense, or remitted, according to blackness, with reference to an other Ethiopian.

Nevertheless, they differ, in that property is present to one species alone, as the being risible to man, but inseparable accident, as black, is present not only to an Ethiopian, but also to a crow, to a coal, to ebony, and to certain other things. The text is in Busse.