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John of Paris (c.1260–1306)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B064-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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John of Paris was a prominent Dominican theologian at Paris at the end of thirteenth century. He began his career with polemical works in defense of Thomist positions. In them, he asserts the distinction between essence and existence, the unity of substantial form and the function of matter as principle of bodily individuation. John later took part in wider controversies, including those between the French crown and the papacy. His best known work is a treatise on the mutual independence of secular and spiritual authority.

Citing this article:
Jordan, Mark D.. John of Paris (c.1260–1306), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B064-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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