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The English Franciscan thinker and theologian, Adam of Wodeham (d. 1358), used to be a disciple and pal of William of Ockham; he was once additionally a pupil of Walther Chatton. however, he was once an self sustaining philosopher who didn't hesitate to criticize his former academics - Ockham sporadically and benevolently, Chatton, often and aggressively. on the grounds that W odeham built his personal doctrinal place by means of a radical severe exam of present evaluations, the 1st a part of this introduc­ tion in short outlines the positions of the executive figures within the English controversy over indivisibles. the second one a part of the advent 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 methods 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. for this reason, those indivisibles should not actual atoms yet both mathematical issues, temporal instants or indivisibles of movement, frequently known as mutata esse. I THOMAS BRADWARDINE (d. 1349), approximately modern with Wodeham, labeled the positions it used to be attainable to take concerning indivisibles. He defined his personal view because the universal view, that of "Aristotle, A verroes, and lots of the moderns," in accordance with which a "continuum used to be no longer composed of atoms (athomis) yet of elements divisible with out end.

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51 Ille ergo pes mobilis tangens punctum ilium aut simul tanget utrumque punctum linearum se contingentium, et tunc habetur intentum quod ilia puncta sunt in eodem situ adaequato. Vel tantum alterum ilIorum, et tunc oportet ilium superponi puncto tacto in linea continua, et alius iacebit immediate ilIi, sicut et puncto quem tangit, et ita [erunt] puncta immediata in linea continua contra declarationem PHILOSOPHI iam factam et alias faciendas. 52 Vel neutrum, sed ibi inter ilia est alius punctus, et tunc necessario in linea continua cuius punctus tangitur per pedem circini erunt tria puncta immediata, quod est magis vel aeque impossibile.

60 Murdoch, 'Two Questions', p. 222. , q. 2, a. 3, §§ 3-19. 62 See above, n. 23. 63 Cf. N. Kretzmann, 'Adam Wodeham's Anti-Aristotelian Anti-Atomism', History of Philosophy Quanerly 1 (1984),381-97. , q. 1, a. 1, § 44. 65 Courtenay, Adam Wodeham, pp. 66-67; Baudry, 'Gauthier de Chatton', p. 353. 66 Ockham, Summa logicae, 56*. 67 Guillelmus de Ockham, 'Epistola ad Fratres Minorum', ed. H. S. Offler, Opera Politica 3 (Manchester, 1956), p. 6. In his letter Ockham says that he had been in Avignon almost four years before he realized that the pope was a heretic and fled on 26 May 1328.

Ln And at com. 8, [his reason is] because the heavy is not composed of quantitative parts unless they are heavy, and points are neither light nor heavy. Usually this is proved first in com. 9, since anything which is heavy is heavier than something [else]; not so points. Next, at com. 10, everything heavy is hard or soft, rare or dense; not so points; therefore etc. 17 14. Again, Aristotle argues in numerous ways in On indivisible 42 PART II - TEXT AND TRANSLATION in libro De indivisibilibus lineis.

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