Nicolaus Taurellus

[New Entry by Andreas Blank on September 6, 2016.] Nicolaus Taurellus (b. 1547 Montbeliard, d. 1606 Altdorf) is one of the early modern German philosophers who re-established metaphysics as a topic
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[New Entry by Andreas Blank on September 6, 2016.] Nicolaus Taurellus (b. 1547 Montbeliard, d. 1606 Altdorf) is one of the early modern German philosophers who re-established metaphysics as a topic of serious academic inquiry in the Lutheran tradition. He adhered to the pious goal of providing a unified account of philosophical and theological truth, but in doing so he developed a series of controversial claims, such as the view that the basic constituents of reality are immaterial, form-like entities. In contrast to traditional form-matter composites, he maintained that...

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