By Rega Wood (auth.)
The English Franciscan thinker and theologian, Adam of Wodeham (d. 1358), was once a disciple and good friend of William of Ockham; he used to be additionally a pupil of Walther Chatton. however, he used to be an self reliant philosopher who didn't hesitate to criticize his former lecturers - Ockham sporadically and benevolently, Chatton, often and aggressively. considering W odeham constructed his personal doctrinal place by means of a radical severe exam of present reviews, the 1st a part of this introduc tion in brief outlines the positions of the manager figures within the English controversy over indivisibles. the second one a part of the creation pre sents a precis of Wodeham's perspectives within the Tractatus de indivisibilibus, lists the contents of the treatise, and considers the query of its date and its chronological place within the context of Wodeham's different works. within the 3rd half, the editorial approaches used listed below are set forth. 1. THE INDIVISIBILIST CONTROVERSY within the literature of the thirteenth and 14th centuries, the time period 'indivisible' refers to an easy, un prolonged entity. accordingly, those indivisibles are usually not actual atoms yet both mathematical issues, temporal instants or indivisibles of movement, frequently referred to as mutata esse. I THOMAS BRADWARDINE (d. 1349), approximately modern with Wodeham, labeled the positions it used to be attainable to take concerning indivisibles. He defined his personal view because the universal view, that of "Aristotle, A verroes, and lots of the moderns," in line with which a "continuum used to be now not composed of atoms (athomis) yet of elements divisible with out end.
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Additional resources for Adam de Wodeham: Tractatus de Indivisibilibus: A Critical Edition with Introduction, Translation, and Textual Notes
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INTRODUCTION 25 Guillelmus de Ockham, Summa logicae, pars I, cap. 44, ed. P. Boehner, L. G. Gal, and S. Brown, Opera Philosophica 1 (St. Bonaventure, 1974), pp. 132-39; Tractatus de quantitate, ed. C. A. Grassi, Opera Theologica 10 (St. Bonaventure, 1987), p. 22; ed. T. B. Birch, under the title De sacramento Altaris (Burlington, 1930), p. 38; Expositio in libros Physicorum Aristotelis, IV, cap. 23, § 3, t. 105; VI, cap. 1, § 2, t. 3, Opera Philosophica 5 (St. Bonaventure, 1985), p. 248, 452-4; Quodlibet I, q.
33 Basel, fol. 59 (Gelber, p. 8): Ergo si continuum est infinitae partes, est infinitae partes extensae. ) infinita secundum extensionem. 34 Crathorn's claim about a fastest possible speed is quoted in John E. Murdoch, 'Atomism and Motion in the Fourteenth Century', Transformation and Tradition in the Science, ed. E. Mendelsohn, p. 61, note 18. As Murdoch notes, Chatton's views were taken up by Nicholas of Autrecourt and John Wycliff. 35 Basel, fol. 50 (Gelber, p. 1): NulIum continuum est intelligibile a viatore, ergo viator non intelligat cum continuo et tempore.
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