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Elijah Del Medigo and Paduan Aristotelianism

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Engel shows that Del Medigo, though an Averroist, is distinctive in his Averroism, because of his unique access to him through bot... Lire la suite
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Engel shows that Del Medigo, though an Averroist, is distinctive in his Averroism, because of his unique access to him through both the Jewish and the Latin tradition. As a result, he makes us rethink, not just Paduan Aristotelianism, but the whole relationship between Jewish and Christian philosophers in the later Middle Ages.

Discussing Del Medigo´s interpretation of Aristotle´s De anima, this book sheds new light on Del Medigo´s thought and reassesses his place within the Aristotelian tradition.

Michael Engel is a Research Associate at the Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Elijah Del Medigo (1458-1493) was a Jewish Aristotelian philosopher living in Padua, whose work influenced many of the leading philosophers of the early Renaissance. His Two Investigations on the Nature of the Human Soul uses Aristotle's De anima to theorize on two of the most discussed and most controversial philosophical debates of the Renaissance: the nature of human intellect and the obtaining of immortality through intellectual perfection. In this book, Michael Engel places Del Medigo's philosophical work and his ideas about the human intellect within the context of the wider Aristotelian tradition. Providing a detailed account of the unique blend of Hebrew, Islamic, Latin and Greek traditions that influenced the Two Investigations, The Aristotelian Tradition and Elijah Del Medigo provides an important contribution to our understanding of Renaissance Aristotelianisms and scholasticisms. In particular, through his defense of the Muslim philosopher Averroes' hotly debated interpretation of the De anima and his rejection of the moderate Latin Aristotelianism championed by the Christian Thomas Aquinas, Engel traces how Del Medigo's work on the human intellect contributed to the development of a major Aristotelian controversy. Investigating the ways in which multicultural Aristotelian sources contributed to his own theory of a united human intellect, The Aristotelian Tradition and Elijah Del Medigo demonstrates the significant impact made by this Jewish philosopher on the history of the Aristotelian tradition.

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Historical and Philosophical Background 2. Del Medigo on the Material Intellect 3. Del Medigo on the Agent Intellect 4. Del Medigo on Conceptualisation 5. Hic Homo Intelligit? Conclusion Appendix I Appendix II Bibliography Index

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Titre: Elijah Del Medigo and Paduan Aristotelianism
Sous-titre: Investigating the Human Intellect
Code EAN: 9781474268493
ISBN: 978-1-4742-6849-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Bloomsbury
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 2016


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