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Eriugena, John Scotus
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(c. 810, Ireland – c. 880, West Franconia), philosopher. This teacher of the artes liberales taught at the court or cathedral school of Charles the Bald in Laon. He wrote a commentary on Martianus Capella's De nuptiis Mercurii et Philologiae, which he used as a textbook on the artes liberales. For him, logic was the formal foundation of all the six other liberal arts. Eriguena prepared the first useful translation of the Corpus Dionysiacum (Dionysius Areopagita), to which he added a commentary. In his testimonial requested to defend the church's condemnation of Gottschal…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Eriugena, John Scotus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10903>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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