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William of Conches

(c. 1080—1154)


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(c.1080–c.1154),

philosopher. A pupil of Bernard of Chartres, he sought to encourage the study of the profane sciences and literature in the interests of a Christian humanism. His writings, of which the Philosophia Mundi and the Dragmaticon were the most popular, deal mainly with natural philosophy.

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


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