By Rega Wood (auth.)
The English Franciscan thinker and theologian, Adam of Wodeham (d. 1358), was once a disciple and good friend of William of Ockham; he used to be additionally a scholar of Walther Chatton. however, he was once an autonomous philosopher who didn't hesitate to criticize his former lecturers - Ockham sporadically and benevolently, Chatton, often and aggressively. on account that W odeham built his personal doctrinal place via an intensive severe exam of present reviews, the 1st a part of this introduc tion in brief outlines the positions of the executive figures within the English controversy over indivisibles. the second one a part of the creation pre sents a precis of Wodeham's perspectives within the Tractatus de indivisibilibus, lists the contents of the treatise, and considers the query of its date and its chronological place within the context of Wodeham's different works. within the 3rd half, the editorial tactics used listed below are set forth. 1. THE INDIVISIBILIST CONTROVERSY within the literature of the thirteenth and 14th centuries, the time period 'indivisible' refers to an easy, un prolonged entity. accordingly, those indivisibles aren't actual atoms yet both mathematical issues, temporal instants or indivisibles of movement, frequently referred to as mutata esse. I THOMAS BRADWARDINE (d. 1349), approximately modern with Wodeham, labeled the positions it was once attainable to take relating to indivisibles. He defined his personal view because the universal view, that of "Aristotle, A verroes, and many of the moderns," in accordance with which a "continuum used to be now not composed of atoms (athomis) yet of components divisible with out end.
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50 Undecimo videtur sequi quod omne quantum continuum possit dividi [in] indivisibilia et quod eius divisio possit totaliter expleri, quia separata quantitate a toto corpore et a partibus eius non est ibi aliqua pars nisi indivisibilis (Petrus Ioannis Olivi, Tractatus de quantitate, ed. under the title Defensiones et impugnantiones quorundam articulorum together with Olivi's Quodlibeta (Venice, ca. 1509), fol. ). 51 Scotus, Ordinatio, II, d. 2, p. 2, q. 5, n. 489, p. 375. , q. 3. "An continuum ex indivisibilibus constet", I pp.
A 5 et om. A I habeat] ht AB 12 in 2 om. A 1314 continuum om. ) B 23 omni] ilia A 24 superficies om. B 26 continui om. A 27 punctis] praedictis B II et superficiebus om. A II hoc] ideo B 28 Democritum] Democritam A 29 quod] continuum componitur add. A 29-30 ex ... continuum] continuum componitur ex indivisibilibus in actu A 30 indivisibilibus] divisibilibus B I componitur quantum continuum om. A QUESTION 1, ARTICLE 1 47 tially and not actually in the whole. For althoug~ these parts are extramental entities and [exist] apart from their causes, they are not separated from each other, but constitute one whole.
Bonaventure, 1984), p. 32*. Descriptions of the two Florentine manuscripts are to be found in Courtenay, Adam Wodeham, pp. 202-9. 68 PART II TEXT AND TRANSLATION ABBREVIA TIONS A: Florence, National Library MS Cony. sopp. A. 3. 508, fol. 135ra147rb. B: Florence, National Library MS Cony. sopp. B. 7. 1249, fol. 132ra143vb. C: Vienna, Dominican Convent Library MS 187 (153), fol. 226v. : omits marginal deletes expunges repeats transposes homoeoteleuton corrects [ I enclose words supplied by the editor.