By Andrew Smith (auth.)
This e-book is a marginally emended model of a dissertation offered on the collage of Hull in 1972. I appreciate basically too good the deficiencies of favor, presentation and fabric which this consists of. The identify implies a extra ultimate notice than I had meant in my therapy of Porphyry. On reflexion, although, it appeared the main suited for express the overall objective of my enquiries. A extra rounded overview of Porphyry can come in basic terms after a few extra simple paintings has been accomplished. An variation of his philosophical fragments, to which i'm now turning my cognizance, is a prerequisite. lowe, in fact, very much to all those that have written on Neo platonism. i'm fairly indebted to Prof. Willy Theiler lower than whose tips I studied in Bern. dialog with him continuously ended in new instructions of enquiry and that i was once regularly influenced by way of his breadth of information. i need to additionally thank Prof. A. H. Armstrong who has continuously inspired me and helped me to appear extra deeply right into a variety of difficulties. Welcome, too, was once a close feedback of half through Dr. R. T. Wallis. Their feedback and recommendation haven't regularly been and the accountability for the faults and susceptible nesses of this ebook rests on myself.