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Albert of Saxony (c.1316–90)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B003-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Albert of Saxony, active in the middle and late fourteenth century, taught at the University of Paris and was later instrumental in founding the University of Vienna. He is best known for his works on logic and natural philosophy. In the latter field he was influenced by John Buridan, but he was also influenced by the English logicians. His thought is rather typical of the sort that followed Buridan, combining critical analysis of language with epistemological realism. He was important in the diffusion of terminist logic in central Europe, and of the new physics in northern Italy.

Citing this article:
Biard, Joel. Albert of Saxony (c.1316–90), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B003-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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