Porphyry

[Revised entry by Eyjólfur Emilsson on June 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Porphyry (234? - 305? C.E.) was a Neoplatonist philosopher born in Tyre in Phoenicia. He studied with
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X-Phi at the Movies

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Ignorance comes in at least two varieties &ndash; simple and willful. Ours is an age imperiled by willful ignorance, an <strong>attack on truth</strong> that began in the academy

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