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Cajetan, Thomas de Vio
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(Giacomo de Vio; Feb 20, 1469, Gaeta – Aug 10, 1534, Rome). When Cajetan joined the order of the Dominicans in 1484, he assumed the name Thomas, but was later called “Caietanus” after his place of birth. In Padua in 1494 he defended Thomistic positions against Duns Scotus and the Averroists (Averroism). After treatises on being, essence and analogy, Cajetan's commentary on AristotleDe anima (1509) questioned philosophical arguments for the immortality of the soul, while regarding it as revealed – leading some to link Cajetan with P. Pomponazzi. In Pavia and Milan (…

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Wicks, Jared, “Cajetan, Thomas de Vio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02684>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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