Book ID: CBB001451332

Questiones super physicam (books I-VII) (2013)


Oresme, Nicole (Author)
Caroti, Stefano (Editor)
Celeyrette, Jean (Editor)
Kirschner, Stefan (Editor)
Mazet, E. (Editor)


Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: 853 pp.
Language: Latin

Among the commentaries on Aristotle's Physics produced by medieval masters in the 14th Century Oresme's is one of the most interesting. The main problems of natural philosophy (motion, time, intension and remission of forms) as well as cognitive and ontological issues are widely discussed. Oresme proposes original solutions to most of these topics, based on an original view concerning the relationship beween substance and its properties (condicio/condiciones, modi rerum); Oresme's solutions are always associated with sharp criticism of the two main philosophical schools: the realists (Walter Burley) and the nominalist (William Ockham). This commentary is a very valuable record of the philosophical discussions at Paris in the midst of the 4th Century.

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Review Biard, Joël (2014) Review of "Questiones super physicam (books I-VII)". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 637-638). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Oresme, Nicole
Busard, H. L. L.
Bazin-Tacchella, Sylvie
Zanin, Fabio
Taschow, Ulrich
Solís Santos, Carlos
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Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Franz Steiner Verlag
Cornell University Press
Avox Medien-Verlag
New York, City University of
Indiana University
Oresme, Nicole
Buridan, Jean
Chauliac, Guy de
Albert of Saxony
Kempe, Margery
Time Periods
14th century
15th century
13th century
Great Britain
Oxford University
Université de Paris

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