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John Philoponus

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[Revised entry by Christian Wildberg on October 26, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Philoponus, a Christian philosopher, scientist, and theologian who lived approximately from 490 to 570 CE, is also known as John the Grammarian or John of Alexandria. The epithet 'Philoponus' means literally 'Lover of toil'. Philoponus' life and work are closely connected to the city of Alexandria and the Alexandrian Neoplatonic school. Although the Aristotelian-Neoplatonic tradition was the source of his intellectual roots and concerns, he...

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