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By Edward P. Mahoney

This quantity offers with the mental, metaphysical and medical rules of 2 significant and influential Aristotelian philosophers of the Italian Renaissance - Nicoletto Vernia (d. 1499) and Agostino Nifo (ca 1470-1538) - whose careers needs to be noticeable as inter-related. either all started through maintaining Averroes to be the genuine interpreter of Aristotle's suggestion, yet have been motivated via the paintings of humanists, akin to Ermolao Barbaro, although to another measure. Translations of the Greek commentators on Aristotle (Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius and Simplicius) supplied them with new fabric and new methods of figuring out Aristotle - Nifo even placed himself to studying Greek - and led them to desert Averroes, particularly as regards his perspectives at the soul and mind. however, either Vernia and Nifo engaged heavily with the idea of medieval students akin to Albert the good, Thomas Aquinas and John of Jandun. either additionally confirmed curiosity of their celebrated modern, Marsilio Ficino.

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