Francisci de Marchia

Francisci de Marchia

Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum (Reportatio), Quaestiones 13–27

The texts edited in this volume deal with angelology and anthropology, and particularly with the nature and the functions of immaterial substances like angels and the human rational soul. Marchia discusses such controversial issues as whether angels and the rational soul are composed of both matter and form, the immortality of the soul, and the nature and the object of the intellect and will, as well as the functionality of the angelic intellect—whether angels understand through discursive reasoning, and how they can speak with each other. The problematic nature of the relationship between the material and the immaterial is approached through asking whether an angel can produce a material object and whether a material object can be the source of an angel's understanding of that object. A particularly interesting treatment concerns how angels, immaterial substances, can be in a place; this treatment includes Marchia's attempt to provide a physical theory explaining why an angel cannot move over some distance instantaneously.

Marchia challenges the ideas of some of the best minds of the later Middle Ages, not only major figures of the thirteenth century like Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Henry of Ghent, and Giles of Rome but also fourteenth-century authors like John Duns Scotus, Hervaeus Natalis, Walter Burley, and Peter Auriol.


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Girard J. Etzkorn

Girard J. Etzkorn is Emeritus Professor at St. Bonaventure University.
 


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.



Francisci de Marchia—Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum (Reportatio)
Quaestiones 28–49
In the questions contained in this volume, Francis of Marchia explores subjects that earned him his fame in the Middle Ages and in the history of ideas: physics and philosophical psychology.






Syncategoremata
Henrico de Ganavo adscripta
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy—Series 2, No. 37 The Stadsbibliotheek of Brugge houses a manuscript (ms. 510, f. 227ra-237vb) that holds a short logical text on the Syncategoremata. In this manuscript the text is ascribed to Henry of Ghent, who was a...



Francisci de Marchia
Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum (Reportatio IIA)
The texts edited in this volume all deal with creation, and investigate such central philosophical and theological issues as action, production, and causality, being and nothingness, the nature of time, God's relation to the world, and the distinction...



Quaestiones Variae Herico de Gandavo adscriptae
In the process of completing his critical edition of Marcus of Orvieto's Liber de Moralitatibus, Girard J. Etzkorn happened upon a set of questions attributed to Henry of Ghent at the end of Rome's Bibliotheca Angelica codex 750. These questions are...



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...