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    Magister Riccardus de Ybernia: Richard fitzRalph as Lecturer in early 14th Century Oxford

    Dunne, Michael (2006) Magister Riccardus de Ybernia: Richard fitzRalph as Lecturer in early 14th Century Oxford. In: Maynooth Philosophical Papers. Department of Philosophy, NUI Maynooth, pp. 1-20. ISBN 0901519618

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    I wish, in this article to take the opportunity to present some of the preliminary results of my preparatory investigations towards a first edition of Richard FitzRalph's Commentary on the Sentences. FitzRalph later became famous (or infamous) because of his criticism of the incursions of the religious orders into what he regarded as the proper preserve of the secular clergy. Much of the attention of scholars has concentrated upon the figure of Armachanus contra omnes, and little has been devoted to his university career. The work of G. Leff was rather negative regarding his originality as a lecturer; he depicted our 'Ybernicus' as a traditionalist, as someone who ignored or was unaware of new ideas. In fact, the truth is rather different: FitzRalph was an extremely successful and influential lecturer. A close reading of his Commentary on the Sentences shows him not only to be one most representative of the Oxford tradition of the late 1320s but also to be one of its foremost protagonists. For this reason, my concern here will be with his earlier 'scholastic' work and, in particular, with the philosophical themes which he developed in the course of the surviving records of his teaching as a lecturer in Oxford.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Magister Riccardus de Ybernia; Richard fitzRalph; Oxford; Commentary on the Sentences; Philosophy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Philosophy
    Item ID: 4849
    Depositing User: Michael Dunne
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 14:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Maynooth Philosophical Papers
    Publisher: Department of Philosophy, NUI Maynooth
    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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