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  • proper noun A Greek philosopher


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  • Later authors such as Iamblichus (VP 104, 267), Philoponus (De An.p. 88) and the scholiast on Plato (Alc. 121e) also call Alcmaeon a Pythagorean.


  • (Agreeably, it would seem, to the notion of Iamblichus and Plotinus, that the universe is as an animal; so that there is sympathy and communication between one part and the other; in the smallest part may be the subtlest nerve.


  • He ought not to insist that his author is always correct, but he ought rather to value the truth more than the man; he ought not to become an exclusive partisan of his philosopher, as Iamblichus was for Plato.

    The Garbage House

  • Iamblichus is reported to have made use of the considerations of Archytas when it was appropriate in the attempt to demonstrate the overall agreement between Aristotle and the Pythagorean doctrine.

    Commentators on Aristotle

  • For Sorabji his financial gain was the continuation of his municipal salary, so that he could keep his school open, rather than a craven payment for services rendered to the Christian authorities; he did not betray his friends; he did not betray philosophy, since he merely preferred the teaching of Porphyry in the matter of divine names and theurgy to that of Iamblichus and Proclus.

    The Garbage House

  • Instead of agreeing with Iamblichus 'insistence on theurgy as indispensable to reaching spiritual union with God, a doctrine largely taken over by Proclus, Ammonius harmonized Aristotle with Plato by siding with Porphyry's (232-309) view that names were imposed by humans and, Sorabji suggests, he also agreed with Porphyry's refusal to accept the efficacy of theurgy in purifying the intellect and hence leading us to God.

    The Garbage House

  • Numenius 'views on the soul are discussed by several later Platonists, including Porphyry, Iamblichus, Damascius, and Calcidius, while they can arguably be detected in Macrobius' In Somnium Scipionis.


  • Dexippus opted for the question-and-answer format, which better suited his purpose to provide a brief and relatively simple summary of the exegetical results achieved by his predecessors, especially Porphyry and Iamblichus.

    Commentators on Aristotle

  • Iamblichus, Proclus, Syrianus, Philoponus and Damascius also draw on his work (see frs. 46a-51).


  • Iamblichus 'commentary is lost, but we can form an idea of the contribution that this commentary made to the ancient debate on the Categories thanks to Dexippus.

    Commentators on Aristotle


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