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Title: Landolfo Caracciolo on the Scientific Character of Theology
Author(s): BROWN, Stephen F.
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 82 Issue: 2 Date: 2015
Landolfo Caracciolo, O.F.M., commented on the Sentences at Paris in 1318-1319. As was the custom, he examined the scientific character of theology in the Prologue. Like John Duns Scotus, Landolfo criticized the positions of Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent and Godfrey of Fontaines concerning this issue. More notably, in his effort to defend Scotus’s position, Landolfo criticized in particular the portrait of sapientia which his fellow Franciscan, Peter Aureoli, developed in his Paris Reportatio. Aureoli’s Reportatio representation of sapientia repeats some of the material found in his earlier Scriptum, but it also adds a new source, Nicholas the Peripatetic, whom Averroes criticizes in his Metaphysics Commentary for his misrepresentation of the Philosopher.