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Olivi, Peter John (1247/8–98)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B085-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Condemned repeatedly by religious authorities, Peter John Olivi is one of scholasticism’s most original and colourful figures. Although better known for his involvement in social and political debates within the Franciscan order, Olivi also took up the leading epistemological and metaphysical concerns of his day. His outright scorn for Aristotle and cautious rapport with Augustine combine to produce an exciting, insightful body of philosophical work.

Citing this article:
Pasnau, Robert. Olivi, Peter John (1247/8–98), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B085-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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