William of Conches

(c. 1080—1154)

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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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