By Leen Spruit
In 1503, Nifo released De intellectu, the foremost paintings of his early profession, pertaining to questions of philosophical psychology. in keeping with an in depth evaluation of the perspectives of his predecessors, Nifo during this paintings offered an research of the most problems with Peripatetic noetics, particularly beginning and immortality of the mind or rational soul, its relation to the physique, its harmony and components, the speculative mind, and highbrow beatitude. the following the 1554 version is reproduced. The advent is through an intensive analytical precis of the contents of the paintings. The Appendix features a chronology of Nifos lifestyles and works, and a whole index of the chapters of De intellectu.
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Siger of Brabant a, pp. –. 131 As has been rightly underlined by Steel , p. . 136 Consequently, it cannot be excluded that he derived his information from another source. 138 Furthermore, Francesco Silvestri’s reference to Siger in his commentary of Aquinas’ Summa contra Gentiles may be derived from Nifo and thus, on its own, it does not constitute proof for the availability of Siger’s works in Italy. 139 Every time Nardi happened upon views similar to those attributed by Nifo to Siger in his De intellectu, he boldly traced the influence of Siger.
II, a–, b, and of his distinction between the soul (multiplicated) and the intellect (unique); distinction between Averroes, on the one hand, and Plotinus, Porphyrius, Origen and Iamblichus, on the other, as the latter hold the uniqueness of animal soul and the multiplication of rational soul; the view of the ‘intrinsic’ specification of rational soul discussed; (ad c) the Platonics hold that the body is in the soul and not the other way round, because the former is the latter’s instrument; as to the arguments of the Latins (in ch.
Toward the end of his life Suarez started to rewrite the work, but he finished only the first twelve chapters of book I. After Suarez’s death Alvarez reorganized and published the treatise. This explains the references to works published after his death and the frequent and profound differences between Alvarez’ edition (Suarez ) and the recently published critical edition (Suarez –). 175 Suarez , p. b. 176 Suarez –, disp. V, q. , pp. –; cf. Suarez , III, c.