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    STUDIA PHILOSOPHIA - Issue no. 2 / 2000  
         
  Article:   THE RISE OF THEORY OF SCIENCE IN LATIN AVERROSISM AND THE PROBLEM OF THE DOUBLE TRUTH.

Authors:  ALEXANDER BAUMGARTEN.
 
       
         
  Abstract:   The 13th century was one of the important furnaces of ideas for European thinking, grown out of the university debates taking place in the years 1270-1277. To meditate on the nature of the predicable in a context in which the great themes of thinking concerned the relations between Creator and creature meant a rigorous delimiting of the space of knowledge. In addition, it can be maintained that this delimiting was analogous to a hierarchical vision of the world, in which the spaces reserved to discoursing on the universal concept corresponded at most, in the realist version, to the existence of universals, whereas human discourse stood no chance of legitimisation when referred to realities superior to universals. This analogy justifies why Greek and Arab neo-Platonism, infiltrated into the Latin philosophic milieus of the century, gave rise to an important disputation concerning the nature of rational discourse and the legitimacy of theology as a rigorous science.  
         
     
         
         
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