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A Skewed View: The Achievement of Late Medieval Science and Philosophy as Seen from the Renaissance (2010)


This chapter talks about one of the most philosophically interesting and intriguing accomplishments of the fourteenth century. It refers, not to the overall logical analysis of Aristotles natural philosophy in general, but to separate treatises which grew out of separate parts, indeed separate chapters, of his natural philosophy. The chapter presents, first of all, late medieval tracts De primo et ultimo instanti and the related works De incipit et desinit and treatises De maximo et minimo.The chapter also addresses the two chapters of the Physics behind the medieval limit decision literature. Furthermore, the logical or propositional analysis was frequently put in the context of sophismata. The chapter concentrates on the sophisma functioning as a counter-intuitive example falling under a given theory or rule derived from logic or natural philosophy or some other discipline.

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Authors & Contributors
Friedlander, Judith
Mattingly, Paul H.
Martino Rossi Monti
Eisenmann, Esti
Young, Spencer E.
Williams, Kelsey Jackson
Journal of Jesuit Studies
Vivarium: Journal for Mediaeval Philosophy and the Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages
Seventeenth Century
Mediaevalia Philosophica Polonorum
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
University of Chicago Press
Leuven University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
E. J. Brill
Columbia University Press
Universities and colleges
Societies; institutions; academies
Natural philosophy
Science and religion
Aubrey, John
Gozze (di), Nicolò Vito
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Oresme, Nicole
Time Periods
17th century
20th century
14th century
13th century
United States
Cracow (Poland)
New School for Social Research
Heidelberg Universität
Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Netherlands)
Université de Paris
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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