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Toletus, Franciscus (1533–96)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-C043-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Toletus had an independent, somewhat eclectic, but fundamentally Thomistic outlook. In philosophy his most important works were his commentaries on Aristotle in the areas of logic and natural philosophy. In these commentaries he drew upon the whole previous scholastic tradition to raise and answer questions which were debated in his time and later. In theology he commented upon the greater part of Aquinas’ Summa theologiae. Here again he drew upon scholastic philosophers to raise and discuss a wide variety of metaphysical, epistemological and ethical topics. Far from being a slavish follower of Aquinas or Aristotle, he expressed his respectful disagreement with them wherever reason compelled it.

Citing this article:
Doyle, John P.. Toletus, Franciscus (1533–96), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-C043-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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