Atomism in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theology by Christophe Grellard, Aurélien Robert, Aureleien Robert

By Christophe Grellard, Aurélien Robert, Aureleien Robert

This e-book is the results of a collective try to supply a common survey of the improvement of atomism and its critics within the past due heart a long time. all of the participants focussed at the 13th and fourteenth centuries atomists and anti-atomists, with a radical exam of a few vital figures, as Nicholas of Autrecourt or John Wyclif, and lesser often called Gerard of Odo or William Crathorn for instance. From these essays on specific authors a brand new manner of realizing the discussions of atomism in overdue medieval philosophy and theology emerges. This quantity demonstrates the life of sturdy and complex connections among traditional philosophy, arithmetic and theology within the medieval discussions of the atomistic speculation. All chapters current a brand new examine that would be of curiosity to historians of medieval philosophy, technology and theology.

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Soppr. C. 8 22 fol. 119v; Vat. Lat. 3013, fol. 73r): “Et pro quibusdam aliis rationibus solvendis: pro una, scilicet quod in continuo sunt plures partes quam infinite, quia quelibet pars est divisibilis in infinitum, applico istam regulam: Quod quandocunque arguitur ab alico termino communi supponente confuse tantum respectu alicuius magnitudinis ad eundem terminum supponentem personaliter respectu alicuius multitudinis, non est bona consequentia, quia sequitur fallacia figure dictionis. Quod declaratur in quadam consimili ratione.

61 Finally, there is a totally new element introduced into the debate about continuity. This consists in the consideration of the geometrical properties of the horn angle or angle of contingence (like DAC or EAC in Figure 2) or the angle of a semicircle (like BAD or BAE). The horn angle is one of the few geometrical objects which are intuitively infinitesimal. , < FAC, and, mutatis mutandis, the same goes for angles of a semicircle relative to right angles. These are non-Archimedean magnitudes since the multiples of any horn angle will not exceed any rectilinear angle no matter how small.

19r–21r): “Conclusiones 8–13: 8. Inter nullas rectas sibi superpositas puncta alica mediare. 9. Lineam rectam secundum totum vel partem magnam recte alteri superponi et habere aliquod punctum intrinsecum commune cum ista non contingit. 10. Linee recte unam partem magnam alie recte imponi et aliam partem magnam superponi eidem vel ad latus distare ab illa impossibile comprobatur. 11. Unius recte duo puncta in alia continuari et per partem eius magnam superponi eidem vel ad latus distare ab illa non posse.

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