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Title: Das Quodlibet des Wilhelm von Hothum O.P. (ca. 1235-1298)
Subtitle: Untersuchung und kritische Edition
Author(s): PERRONE, Massimo
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 84 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
William of Hothum (also called de Hozum or de Odone) was probably born in Yorkshire, joined the Dominican order, and studied in Paris at the convent of St. Jacques, where he became doctor of theology before 1280. Appointed provincial of the Dominican order in England in 1282, he came into conflict with the Franciscan Archbishop of Canterbury, John Peckham, over Hothum’s defense of ‘Thomistic’ positions; most important among these controversial positions was the doctrine of the unicity of the substantial form in human beings. The present investigation shows that Hothum played a leading role in the defense of ‘Thomism’ at Oxford. Nonetheless, his Quodlibet, here edited for the first time, also reveals a critical attitude toward Thomas Aquinas and a proximity to the Augustinian tradition, especially in the fields of epistemology and angelology.