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    'Renaissance Scholasticism' Strikes Again : Nicoletto Vernia and the Debate between Medicine and Civil Law

    Edelheit, Amos (2019) 'Renaissance Scholasticism' Strikes Again : Nicoletto Vernia and the Debate between Medicine and Civil Law. Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales, 86 (2). pp. 451-483. ISSN 1783-1717

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    This paper is focused on one of the most important philosophers in Italy during the last decades of the fifteenth century – Nicoletto Vernia – and on his account of medicine and civil law. This is the first attempt at presenting Vernia’s achievements in the context of Renaissance scholasticism, a particular philosophical context which is still and by and large neglected by many scholars of Renaissance philosophy, of which Vernia was a genuine representative. Questions regarding, for instance, what science is or what a proper scientific procedure should be are discussed through this debate between disciplines, where Vernia shows just how much he is willing to go beyond the Aristotelian framework. It is here that we find one of the earliest formulations of the notion of a universal rationality, while reducing moral philosophy to natural philosophy, which turns out to be the necessary foundation for every other science.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Nicoletto Vernia; medicine; civil law; Renaissance philosophy; Renaissance scholasticism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Philosophy
    Item ID: 15429
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    Depositing User: Dr. Amos Edelheit
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 16:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
    Publisher: Peeters Online Journal
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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