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John Peckham

(c. 1240—1292)


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(d. 1292) English Franciscan, professor at Paris and Oxford, later archbishop of Canterbury.

Peckham supported traditional Augustinian theories against Thomas Aquinas, arguing that both human and divine intellects have direct knowledge of singulars (as distinct from universals).

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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