John Philoponus (John the Grammarian, John of Alexandria, Johannes Grammaticus, Johannes Alexandrinus), c. 490 - c. 570. Late classical Alexandrian Christian philosopher, best known for his critical attacks on Aristotle's physics. Although his writings are independent of any dogmatic tradition, his closes affiliation is with Alexandrian Neoplatonism.
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Aristotle's Early Creationist Critic
Article by Dan Graves, employing Philoponus as an example of the "power of the creationist view." [PDF]
An extensive discussion of his philosophical and theological works, as well as his personal history. By Christian Wildberg, from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
John Philoponus, Sixth Century Alexandrian Grammarian, Christian Theologian and Scientific Philosopher
Article by John McKenna from the Quodlibet Online Journal. Considers this early Christian philosopher in theological context.
World of Scientific Biography: Philoponus, John
Concise review of this early critic of Aristotelian dynamics.
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