By Leen Spruit
In 1503, Nifo released De intellectu, the most important paintings of his early profession, concerning questions of philosophical psychology. in line with a close overview of the perspectives of his predecessors, Nifo during this paintings provided an research of the most problems with Peripatetic noetics, particularly foundation and immortality of the mind or rational soul, its relation to the physique, its solidarity and components, the speculative mind, and highbrow beatitude. right here the 1554 variation is reproduced. The creation is by way of 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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Chapter . The last section of truth, p. Soul is eternal, not parte ante, but only parte post; the goodness of the first mover and the work of nature collaborate in creation and infusion of rational soul in body. Chapter . ‘Persuasive’ arguments for this view, p. , XII, a–: every form arises with its subject; Gregory of Nyssa rejects the pre-existence of soul as well as the creation of the soul after the creation of body; Hieronymus condemns the pre-existence in heaven; Aristotle argues that intellectual soul arises after sensible soul; remarkably, Nifo claims to formulate “persuasiones”, not “demonstrationes”.
Nifo , fols. vb, vb, and rb. 128 Nifo , fol. ” 129 Sigerus de Brabantia b, pp. –. 130 Quaestiones in tertium de anima, q. ; cf. Siger of Brabant a, pp. –. 131 As has been rightly underlined by Steel , p. . 136 Consequently, it cannot be excluded that he derived his information from another source. 138 Furthermore, Francesco Silvestri’s reference to Siger in his commentary of Aquinas’ Summa contra Gentiles may be derived from Nifo and thus, on its own, it does not constitute proof for the availability of Siger’s works in Italy.
131 This entails that the issue cannot be solved until more information becomes available about the spread of Siger’s works and of works by others that presented— more or less ample—elaborations of his views. 125 See, for example, the doctrine “ad secundum quaestionem Subgerius persolvit in suo de intellectu tractatu”; the union of the intellect with the body through the phantasms was abandoned by Siger in his De anima intellectiva, but resumed in his commentary on the Liber de causis. See Sigerus de Brabantia b, pp.