By Leen Spruit
In 1503, Nifo released De intellectu, the foremost paintings of his early occupation, referring to questions of philosophical psychology. in line with an in depth review of the perspectives of his predecessors, Nifo during this paintings provided an research of the most problems with Peripatetic noetics, specifically foundation and immortality of the mind or rational soul, its relation to the physique, its harmony and elements, the speculative mind, and highbrow beatitude. the following the 1554 version is reproduced. The advent is by means of an intensive analytical precis of the contents of the paintings. The Appendix incorporates a chronology of Nifos lifestyles and works, and an entire index of the chapters of De intellectu.
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Extra resources for Agostino Nifo De intellectu
Yet, references 153 Nifo , bk. V, ch. , fol. v: “Et quia nos concedimus totum oppositum illorum principiorum, ideo—ut expositores dicunt—concedimus totum oppositum conclusionum. ” See also bk. VI, ch. , fol. r: “Tractatus enim De foelicitate sequitur tractatu De intellectu. Ideo concessis principijs suis, quae diximus in libro De intellectu, sequuntur omnia haec. ” 154 See Nifo (nine reprints); Nifo (nine reprints); Nifo (five reprints); Nifo (four reprints); Nifo (nine reprints); for discussion of Nifo’s logic, see De Bellis .
Fol. va: “Hucusque quid potuit Averroes sentire diximus et secundum principia eiusdem positionem explanavimus. Sed quod positionem Averrois totam esse contra veritatem et naturalem philosophiam monstravimus. ” introduction ism not only entails that he explicitly rejects what Averroes endorsed, but in some specific cases also that he implicitly entertains what is to be rejected on Averroistic grounds. 155 However, two other recurring dialectical techniques merit particular attention. First, Nifo eliminates (or ‘destroys’, as he prefers to define it) many views and theories through a “reductio ad absurdum”.
VI, ch. , fol. r: “Tractatus enim De foelicitate sequitur tractatu De intellectu. Ideo concessis principijs suis, quae diximus in libro De intellectu, sequuntur omnia haec. ” 154 See Nifo (nine reprints); Nifo (nine reprints); Nifo (five reprints); Nifo (four reprints); Nifo (nine reprints); for discussion of Nifo’s logic, see De Bellis . 155 Significant examples are frequent in book I; see chs. , , , , , , , , , and . See also bk. III, ch. , and IV, ch.