By Leen Spruit
In 1503, Nifo released De intellectu, the foremost paintings of his early occupation, bearing on questions of philosophical psychology. in accordance with an in depth evaluation of the perspectives of his predecessors, Nifo during this paintings awarded an research of the most problems with Peripatetic noetics, specifically starting place and immortality of the mind or rational soul, its relation to the physique, its cohesion and components, the speculative mind, and highbrow beatitude. right here the 1554 variation is reproduced. The creation is via an intensive analytical precis of the contents of the paintings. The Appendix encompasses a chronology of Nifos lifestyles and works, and a whole index of the chapters of De intellectu.
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139 Caietanus , fol. va: “Contra Alexandrum Achillinum, Quolibeto °, et Subgerium in tractatu ad S. ” 133 introduction Considering the information available, the issue of Siger’s ‘lost works’ cannot (yet) be established. First, it seems reasonable to presume that the views attributed to Siger by Nifo were known to a large group of earlier and later authors, but that they did not consider them to be Siger’s. Second, Nifo has the tendency to quote his sources freely, and, as we have seen, he frequently presents quotes from other authors (Albert the Great and Marsilio Ficino are cases in point), without explicitly saying so.
Note : “(…) ma il codice laurenziano, Fesul. , legge correttamente «Segerus de Brabantia»; il cod. Vat. Reg. , «Segerus de Barbancia»; il Vat. Lat. , «Sirges de Barbania»”. Cf. also Pattin , p. , who refers to the ms. Paris, Bibliotèque Nationale, Lat. , fol. va, where Siger’s name is spelled as “Segerus”. 123 Jandun , III, q. : “An anima intellectualis sit forma substantialis corporis humani”, col. . 124 Sigerus de Brabantia a, p. . 117 introduction as far the expression “qui fuit misse Thome” is concerned, it is not known on which sources Nifo drew, but this affirmation seems to reflect more or less the current fifteenth-century view of the relations between Thomas’ and Siger’s treatises written during the conflict of the years around .
The words of the wise, such as those in Eccles. :, and Gen. :; Aristotle holds (a) that man is made by man and the sun; (b) against Pythagoras and Speusippus he argues that soul originates in the semen; (c) matter and form are due to female and male, respectively; Gregory of Nyssa attributes the mortality of soul to Aristotle; if soul does not originate in the semen, “tunc magis vermis esset filius hominis, quam book i homo factus”, because worms may originate in stomach; the soul’s central position in reality, as formulated in Liber de causis, suggests that soul can generate it simile.
Agostino Nifo De intellectu by Leen Spruit