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Marsilius of Inghen (1330–96)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B073-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

The theological and philosophical works of Marsilius of Inghen are characterized by a logico-semantical approach in which he followed John Buridan, combined with an eclectic use of older theories, often dating from the thirteenth century. These were sometimes more Aristotelian and sometimes more Neoplatonist. The label ‘Ockhamist’, which is often applied to Marsilius, has therefore limited value. He was influential on Central European philosophy of later centuries, both through his own philosophy and by the way he stimulated reform of university programmes. In the sixteenth century there were still references to a ‘Marsilian way’ in logic and physics.

Citing this article:
Bos, E.P.. Marsilius of Inghen (1330–96), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B073-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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