Paul of Venice

[Revised entry by Alessandro Conti on September 22, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Paul of Venice was the most important Italian thinker of his times, and one of the most prominent and
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[Revised entry by Alessandro Conti on September 22, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Paul of Venice was the most important Italian thinker of his times, and one of the most prominent and interesting logicians of the Middle Ages. His philosophical theories (culminating in a metaphysics of essences which states the ontological and epistemological primacy of universals over any other kind of beings) are the final and highest result of the preceding realistic tradition of thought. He fully developed the new form of realism started up by Wyclif and his Oxonian followers in the last decades of the 14th century, and...

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