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Die erste philosophische Fakultät in Sachsen bis zum Beginn der Reformation im lokalen, regionalen und überregionalen Kontext (2008)


The first philosophical faculty in Saxony up to the beginning of the Reformation in its local, regional, and supraregional context. The University of Leipzig was founded in the year 1409. In the faculty of arts -- the heart and the basis of the old university as a whole -- there were numerous controversies during the first century of its existence. From the very beginning it competed with the older University of Prague, its historic mother, for an independent manner of philosophical thinking. The so-called Wegestreit between the via moderna and the via antiqua, and the Poetenstreit between traditional and new humanistic patterns of science and philosophy were constituents of late medieval philosophy in Germany. Especially the various forms of academic disputation, that is ordinary, extraordinary and quodlibetal disputations, played an important part within the first hundred years of existence of this university, specifically its faculty of arts. The famous disputation between Johann Eck and Martin Luther at Leipzig in the year 1519 was one of the culminating points of this practice. Considerable work remains to be done on the exploration of late medieval philosophy. The analysis of the collection of medieval philosophical manuscripts originating from the old University of Leipzig could provide some new material for our historical knowledge of this period.


Description On the University of Leipzig, founded in 1409.

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Beyer, Lothar
Kästner, Ingrid
Rupke, Nicolaas A.
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