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Natural Philosophy

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149258
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0003

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 Natural Philosophy

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During the 12th century, certain questions came into focus and inspired speculation about the heavens and the earth, namely, “mobile being”. In other words, nature was “discovered” in the 12th century. It is in the wake of this discovery that, in the 1250s, Bonaventure developed his view of the created world while commenting on the interpretation of the Genesis account of creation found in the church fathers, as these had been anthologized in Peter the Lombard's Sentences.

Keywords: philosophy of nature; Aristotle; natural order; change

Chapter.  9766 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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