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Бележки върху дебата за вечността на света между Йоан Филопон и Прокъл
Commentary On Philoponus Versus Proclus Debate For World's Eternity

Author(s): Oleg Georgiev
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy, Philosophy of Middle Ages
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: Aristotle; Proclus; Philoponus; Simplicius; Neoplatonism; physics; creation; change; motion; time

Summary/Abstract: This article is dedicated to the debate between the Neoplatonist philosophers Proclus and John Philoponus on the question of the eternity of the world. My interest is concentrated over the attitudes of these two thinkers to Aristotle‘s attempted proofs of the eternity of motion and time in Physics. For Philoponus, God’s creation of the world is an instantaneous change: it is not a motion on the part of the Creator, but is analogous to the activation of a state (hexis), which is timeless and implies no change on the part of the agent.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 7-28
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian