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Porphyry (philosopher): Quiz


Question 1: His life of Plato from book iv exists only in quotes by ________.
Cyril of AlexandriaJohn ChrysostomBasil of CaesareaAthanasius of Alexandria

Question 2: To this day, taxonomy benefits from concepts in Porphyry's Tree, in classifying living organisms: see ________.
PhylogeneticsCladeCladisticsComputational phylogenetics

Question 3: The attribution was accepted by Eusebius and appealed to by apologists like ________.
New TestamentChristianityTheodoretChurch Fathers

Question 4: [16] His book Vita Pythagorae on the life of Pythagoras is not to be confused with the book of the same name by ________.
Cassius Longinus (philosopher)IamblichusPlatoXenocrates

Question 5: Porphyry is also known as an opponent of ________ and defender of Paganism; his defense of traditional religion, Philosophy from Oracles, written before the persecutions of Christians under Diocletian and Galerius, set out the basis for them:
ChristianityChristian denominationEcumenismBaptist

Question 6: As Porphyry's most influential contribution to philosophy, the Introduction to Categories incorporated Aristotle's logic into Neoplatonism, in particular the doctrine of the ________ interpreted in terms of entities (in later philosophy, "universal").
Immanuel KantOntologyCategory of beingGottfried Leibniz

Question 7: Porphyry also wrote widely on ________, religion, philosophy, and musical theory.

Question 8: 305) was a ________ philosopher who was born in Tyre.

Question 9: Under Longinus he studied ________ and rhetoric.
LinguisticsGenerative grammarGrammarSyntax

Question 10: His teacher in ________, Cassius Longinus, gave him the name Porphyrius ("clad in purple"), a punning allusion to the color of the imperial robes.


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