Peter Auriol

[Revised entry by Russell L. Friedman on September 8, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] While the French Franciscan Peter Auriol (ca. 1280 - 1322) has not attracted as much attention as
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[Revised entry by Russell L. Friedman on September 8, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] While the French Franciscan Peter Auriol (ca. 1280 - 1322) has not attracted as much attention as has his slightly younger contemporary William Ockham, nevertheless on many topics Auriol was probably just as influential among fourteenth century thinkers as was the Venerable Inceptor. Often explicitly rejecting the ideas of Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and most importantly John Duns Scotus, Auriol created interesting, innovative, and frequently controversial positions over a...

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