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Nicole Oresme

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[Revised entry by Stefan Kirschner on August 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Without a doubt Oresme is one of the most eminent scholastic philosophers, famous for his original ideas, his independent thinking and his critique of several Aristotelian tenets. His work provided some basis for the development of modern mathematics and science. Furthermore he is generally considered the greatest medieval economist. By translating, at the behest of King Charles V of France, Aristotle's Ethics, Politics, and On the Heavens, as...

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