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By Leen Spruit

In 1503, Nifo released De intellectu, the foremost paintings of his early profession, concerning questions of philosophical psychology. according to a close evaluate of the perspectives of his predecessors, Nifo during this paintings awarded an research of the most problems with Peripatetic noetics, particularly starting place and immortality of the mind or rational soul, its relation to the physique, its harmony and elements, the speculative mind, and highbrow beatitude. right here the 1554 version is reproduced. The creation is by way of an in depth analytical precis of the contents of the paintings. The Appendix features a chronology of Nifos existence and works, and a whole index of the chapters of De intellectu.

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And . 157 Nifo , bk. I, ch. . See also ch.  in the same book.  introduction to empirical grounds are not totally absent in De intellectu, although quite rare. A fine example is the argument in book I, ch. , for the mortality of the intellectual soul: a physical agent which can deprive a form of its operation (note that the body blocks the mind’s rational activity in drunkenness and illness), should be viewed as capable to generate this form. 158 Finally, Nifo develops some remarkable thought experiments.

S. 188 All other classical and medieval texts are taken from the best available editions. 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 Aristoteles . Aristoteles-Averroes –. Averroes . Avicenna–, –, ; Algazel . Alexander Aphrodiensis . See Themistius . Simplicius .  introduction I am grateful to José Garcia Valverde for his help in tracing numerous references and for his valuable suggestions on the improvement of the text edition. ANALYTICAL SUMMARY This summary is meant to help the reader find her/his way in the forest of Nifo’s argumentations.

181 . Note on the Text Here the text of the  edition of Nifo’s work is reproduced. Folios are distinguished by a single vertical line (‘|’), and columns by a double vertical line (‘||’). In order to make the text intelligible for a modern reader, the number of paragraphs was notably increased and the punctuation radically changed, for example through the elimination of colons and the introduction of full stops. Capitals were introduced for “deus” (when the Christian God is meant), for names and surnames and for groups of 174 De anima, which was an autonomous and systematic treatise rather than a comment on the Aristotelian text, was the fruit of a lecture course on the soul delivered between – at the University of Segovia.

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