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John of Jandun (c.1280/9–1328)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B061-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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John of Jandun was the most important medieval philosopher in the Latin West to consider Averroes the true interpreter of the thought of Aristotle. He considered Aristotle to be ‘the prince of philosophers’, and Averroes to be the best philosopher after him. Jandun’s defense of Averroes’ attributing to Aristotle the doctrine that the intellect is one for all humans, and his own interpretation of various doctrines of Averroes, were much debated and criticized in Italy during the late fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries.

Citing this article:
Mahoney, Edward P.. John of Jandun (c.1280/9–1328), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B061-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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