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Philoponus, John

Philoponus, John   Reference library

Thomas Pink

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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(c. 490–570s). From Alexandria, Philoponus opposed Aristotle's science, defending the Christian doctrine that the universe had a beginning. He argued thus: without a beginning, ... More
Philoponus, John

Philoponus, John   Reference library

Richard R. K. Sorabji

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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c. ad 490 to 570s, a Christian Neoplatonist (see neoplatonism) in *Alexandria (1), influenced subsequent science down to Galileo by replacing many of ...

John Philoponus

John Philoponus (c.490–c.575)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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After *Aristotelian commentaries that developed impetus (*motion) theory, he composed a refutation of the *eternity of the world

Philoponus, John

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Richard R. K. Sorabji

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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Classical studies, History
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c. ad 490 to 570s,

a Christian Neoplatonist in Alexandria, influenced subsequent science down to Galileo by replacing many of ...

Philoponos, John

Philoponos, John   Reference library

Barry Baldwin and Alice-Mary Talbot

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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scholar of philosophy, science, and theology; born ca.490, died after 567, or after 574 (Sorabji). Philoponos (Φιλόπονος) is a sobriquet meaning “lover of work” and may also refer to the ... More

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