By Edited by Gordon A. Wilson
Henry of Ghent, who taught within the theology school in Paris from c. 1275 until eventually his dying in 1293, used to be an unique, pivotal, and influential philosopher. Henry's theories on quite a lot of theological and philosophical issues ended in a change of scholastic inspiration within the years presently after the loss of life of Thomas Aquinas. The spouse to Henry of Ghent is an advent to his suggestion. It first addresses the old context of Henry: his writings, his participation within the occasions of 1277, and Muslim philosophical affects. the quantity maintains with an exam of his theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. It concludes with an exam of 2 authors whom he prompted: John Duns Scotus and Pico della Mirandola. individuals contain: Amos Edelheit, Juan Carlos Flores, Bernd Goehring, Ludwig Hodl, Tobias Hoffman, Jules Janssens, Marialucrezia Leone, Steven Marrone, Martin Pickave, Roland Teske, SJ, Robert Wielockx, Gordon Wilson
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Pp. –. henry of ghent and the events of present pages seem worth writing if they were to paint again the portrait of a Henry of Ghent champion of the Parisian orthodoxy as expressed in the bishop’s decree of March . A useful task can still be achieved, however. On the basis of five well selected cases it can be shown that Henry of Ghent’s later teaching related to the condemnations and censures of March is characteristically nuanced. Without pretending to cover, by these five analyses, all Henry has to say in every respect about the events of March , these five test cases are not without consequences for the understanding of Henry’s overall thought regarding these events.
Qq. and . 76 See for example, Henry of Ghent, Quaestiones ordinariae (Summa), art. I–V, ed. G. Wilson, pp. –, where one finds Henry dealing with the possibility and limits of human knowledge throughout the first five articles of the Summa. For secondary literature relating to human knowledge, see the article below by Steven Marrone and the article below by Bernd Goehring. 77 See for example Henry of Ghent, Quaestiones ordinariae (Summa), art. , q. , ed. R. Macken, pp. ,–,.
The phraseology of at least twelve of Giles’s involved positions can be traced back in the very formulas used by Henry for stating the opposite theses. One article in particular of Giles’s censure can very well be the result of a personal, rather than theological or philosophical, conflict between Henry and Giles. On the other hand, regarding the location of a spiritual substance (art. ) and the simultaneity of reason and will (art. and ), Henry of Ghent, as all the other masters, agreed with Giles and disagreed with Stephen Tempier.
A Companion to Henry of Ghent by Edited by Gordon A. Wilson