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Title: Late-Medieval Natural Philosophy
Subtitle: Some Recent Trends in Scholarship
Author(s): THIJSSEN, J.M.M.H.
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 67 Issue: 1 Date: 2000
In this survey, I should like to present an overview of the scholarly literature that appeared during the last decade or so in the field of fourteenth-century natural philosophy. This survey is partial in both senses of the term: it is fragmentary, and occasionally, it records my disagreements with some of the scholarly literature. Before narrowing down its scope it might be well to raise two methodological problems which one encounters when attempting to deal with the history of late-medieval natural philosophy of the sort with which this survey is concerned. First, the terminology of «natural philosophy», and second, the relation between natural philosophy and theology in the late Middle Ages.