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Gerard of Odo (c.1290–c.1349)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B042-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Gerard of Odo, a scholastic philosopher and theologian who wrote a long commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, is one of many scholastics who attempted to reconcile Aristotle’s teachings with the views of Christian authorities. Gerard’s work declares the subject of ethics to be the human being as free, makes the will’s power of self-determination a necessary condition for moral responsibility, and in other respects reflects the voluntarism commonly found in Franciscan writings of the period.

Citing this article:
Kent, Bonnie. Gerard of Odo (c.1290–c.1349), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B042-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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