Studies in the Philosophy of William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris (1228-1249)
"William of Auvergne, bishop of Paris from 1228 to his death in 1249, was one of the first masters of theology in the Latin West to confront the flood of Greek and Islamic philosophy that poured into Europe through the new translations made in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. William was deeply influenced by Avicenna, whom he took to be a true representative of Aristotle. Although he adopted many points of Avicennian philosophy, he firmly opposed him wherever the great Islamic thinker was opposed to the Christian faith. Fr. Teske translated Williams De trinitate with Francis C. Wade, S.J. He has also translated the De immortalitate animae, the De anima, and selections from the De universo creaturarum. The present volume contains a selection of his articles on William's philosophy published over the past fifteen or so years."--BOOK JACKET.
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William of Auvergne on the Eternity of the World
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Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle's Auvergne's Averroes Avicenna Avicenna's Avicennian Boethius Cicero Deus Hence Ibid Latin Magisterium divinale Manichees Masnovo Metaphysics Paris Philoponus Plato Switalski Timaeus Toronto University William argues William of Auvergne William points William says William's according account aeternitas agent intelligence anima ch archetypal world argument beginning bishop bodies body cause century chapter claims clear clearly created creation creator creatures darkness distinction divine doctrine duration essence essentially eternal eternity events everything evil example existence fact faith first follows foreseen found glory good held human beings human souls impossible infinite insofar intellect intellective power intelligible knowledge makes merely namely natural nature necessarily necessary necesse necessity notes omnibus once parts philosophers philosophical philosophy position possible present principle proofs question reason refers same second seems sense sensible single soul source state statement substances theology things third thought three time trinitate ch true truth ultimate universo Ia-Iae view whole work works