Marsilius of Inghen: Divine Knowledge in Late Medieval Thought

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BRILL, 1993 - History - 287 pages
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The problem of divine knowledge, focusing on questions of freedom and necessity, finds itself at the intersection of age-old discussions of logic, metaphysics, and ethics. The subject was discussed with particular clarity in the period 1250-1400. Many different solutions were put forward and criticized with an acuity and depth that was never reached again. One contributor to the discussion, Marsilius of Inghen (d. 1396), is of special importance. He assimilated not only the nominalism and theological developments of the 14th century, but also the ideas of Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure, resulting in the so-called "via marsiliana," This study determines with great precision Marsilius's position in the debates in the period 1250-1400, often throwing new light on aspects of his philosophy and theology. The wide scope of his work makes it suitable as a general introduction to medieval thought. Specialists will find it useful for its detailed and in-depth analysis of both "maiores" and "minores," By its clear style and structure, this study will prove useful in contemporary systematic discussions of the subject as well.
 

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Contents

ARGUMENTS FOR DIVINE KNOWLEDGE
25
DIVINE ATTRIBUTES
35
GODS KNOWLEDGE OF CREATION
63
DIVINE IDEAS
121
DlVINE FOREKNOWLEDGE AND FUTURE CONTINGENTS
157
DlVINE FOREKNOWLEDGE AND FUTURE CONTINGENTS
193
SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION
235
BIBLIOGRAPHY
255
INDEX OE MANUSCRIPTS
271
INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND PLACES
279
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Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen is at present Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences at the University of Nijmegen, Department of Medieval Philosophy. His publications include books and articles on Thomism, Albertism, Marsilius of Inghen, and medieval theories of intellect.

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