By Christophe Grellard, Aurélien Robert, Aureleien Robert

This booklet is the results of a collective try to provide a normal survey of the improvement of atomism and its critics within the overdue center a while. the entire participants focussed at the 13th and fourteenth centuries atomists and anti-atomists, with a radical exam of a few vital figures, as Nicholas of Autrecourt or John Wyclif, and lesser often called Gerard of Odo or William Crathorn for instance. From these essays on specific authors a brand new manner of realizing the discussions of atomism in past due medieval philosophy and theology emerges. This quantity demonstrates the lifestyles of sturdy and intricate connections among average philosophy, arithmetic and theology within the medieval discussions of the atomistic speculation. All chapters current a brand new learn that may be of curiosity to historians of medieval philosophy, technological know-how and theology.

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