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Dexippus: On Aristotle Categories

by John Dillon

Part of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series

Dexippus: On Aristotle Categories Synopsis

Dexippus, a pupil or follower of lamblichus, preserves a crucial moment in the Neoplatonist interpretation of Aristotle. Aristotle's Categories has been attacked by Plotinus, but Porphyry's defence proved decisive, so that the Categories was acceptable as compatible with Platonism and an essential introduction to the Neoplatonist curriculum. Porphyry's main commentary on the Categories, however, containing the vital defence, is lost, as is that of his pupil lamblichus. The ideas of these two principal Neoplatonists can be reconstructed, in part, from Dexippus.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780933719
Publication date: 18th January 2013
Author: John Dillon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 155 pages
Categories: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500,

About John Dillon

John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.

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