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Paul of Venice (1369/72–1429)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B090-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved July 24, 2024, from

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Like other teachers in fifteenth-century Italian universities, Paul of Venice focused on logic and natural philosophy in an undergraduate programme directed toward the education of medical students. Despite Paul’s theological training and important position in the order of Augustinian friars, nearly all his works are non-theological. His prolific writings popularized the achievements of Oxford logic and Parisian physics in a framework derived from Aristotle and Averroes. As a philosopher he is best known for his Averroist position on the human soul, and for his moderate realism with respect to universals.

Citing this article:
Ashworth, E.J.. Paul of Venice (1369/72–1429), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B090-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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