Henricus de Gandavo Quolibet IV

Henricus de Gandavo Quolibet IV

Henry of Ghent, the most influential philosopher/theologian of the last quarter of the thirteenth century at Paris, delivered his fourth Quodlibet during 1279. This Quodlibet was written at the beginning of the height of his career. In total there are thirty-seven questions, which cover a wide range of topics, including theories in theology, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical anthropology, ethics, and canon law.

In these questions, Henry presents his mature thought concerning the number of human substantial forms in which he counters the claims of the defenders of Thomas Aquinas, particularly those in Giles of Lessines's De unitate formae, but also those found in Giles of Rome's Contra Gradus. He is critical of Thomas Aquinas's theories concerning human knowledge, the "more" and the "less," and virtue. He also is critical of Bonaventure's analysis of Augustine's notion of rationes seminales.

There are thirty-three known manuscripts that contain the text of Quodlibet IV, and the critical text is reconstructed based on manuscripts known to have been in Henry's school, as well as manuscripts copied from two successive university exemplars in Paris.

The main text is in Latin; the critical apparatus is in English.

Gordon A. Wilson


Contributions:




Henrici de Gandavo Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae) art. LIII–LV
Henry of Ghent's Summa, art. 53–55 was composed in 1281 and contain Henry’s philosophical analyses of the theoretical concepts person, relation, and universals.



Henrici de Gandavo Quodlibet XV
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 2, No. 20 The sixteen questions in Henry of Ghent's Quodlibet XV treat a range of issues—the immaculate conception, the omnipotence of God, the nature of an "instance," the absolute and ordained powers of the...









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Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 2

Subjects

Religion : Christianity
Interdisciplinary Studies : Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Philosophy : Philosophy / General

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