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Peter John Olivi

(c. 1248—1298)


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(1247/8–98)

Bold and controversial French philosopher and theologian. Principally a theologian, notorious for defending the Franciscan emphasis on poverty within the Church, Olivi was also anti-Aristotle, whom he regarded as a materialist. He held his own views on motion, perception, reason, illumination, relations, the will, and Papal infallibility, and was condemned more than once by the Church.

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


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