This is the last post of the week.
I will come back on monday 24, with a discussion about contingency in John of Ripa and a commented edition + translation of his Commnentary on the Sentences, dist. 38 and 39.
Here you find:
- Introduction to Peter Aureoli
- Peter's Scriptum in Primum Sententiarum, dist. 38th and 39th (links to prof. Friedmann's website)
Today we will deal with Peter Aureoli, the socalled Doctor Facundus or Abundans. The career of this man is astonishing. Born in Cahors around 1280, he studied in Paris, where he heard the lectures of Duns Scotus. He entered the Franciscan order and went to teach in Bologna, Tolouse and finally he came back in Paris, where he began his true accademic career lecturing on the Sentences. His positions led him in the middle of the disputation between the franciscan and dominican orders, during which he particularly had to face the opposition of Herveus de Nedellec. He became master of theology and he was then elected provincial minister of Aquitaine and in 1321 he became bishop of Aix - en - Provence. He spent a lot of time in Avignon, at the papal court of John XXII who had a great influence in making him master of theology and then bishop.
The list of Peter's writings is not long. He lectured on the Sentences and a collection of his Quodlibetal questions is existing. However his Commentary on the Sentences is huge and the existing editions of only the first height distinctions takes two books:
Scriptum super primum Sententiarum: Distinction I, ed. E.M. Buytaert Franciscan Institute publications, Text series number 3, St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute 1952.
Scriptum super primum Sententiarum: Distinctions II - VIII, ed. E.M. Buytaert Franciscan Institute publications, Text series number 3, St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute 1956.
It's worthy to notice that professor Russel Friedmann is publishing on his website the Scriptum of Aureoli on the first book of Sentences.
Visite his website at: http://www.igl.ku.dk/~russ/ElectronicScriptum.html
Read also professor Friedmann's article about peter at: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/auriol/
Peter devoted the 38th and 39th distinctions of his Scriptum to contingent futures. You can find the whole text at:
dist 38th http://www.igl.ku.dk/~russ/Aur-pdf/SCR-38.pdf
dist 39th http://www.igl.ku.dk/~russ/Aur-pdf/SCR-39.pdf