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Francis of Meyronnes (d. after 1325)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B040-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Francis of Meyronnes, the doctor illuminatus (Enlightened Doctor), was called the ‘Prince of the Scotists’ for his work in systematizing and propagating the philosophy of Duns Scotus in the fourteenth century. His work in metaphysics and theology, while heavily dependent on Scotus, shows originality and independence of mind, and is characterized by his dedication to finding rational defences of Catholic doctrine. His discussion of Ideas includes a critique of Aristotelian metaphysics, and he argues instead for a position based on his conception of Platonism.

Citing this article:
Hause, Jeffrey. Francis of Meyronnes (d. after 1325), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B040-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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