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Siger of Brabant
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(c. 1240 – c. 1284, Orvieto), secular canon in Liège, M.A. at the University of Paris. His Aristotelian philosophy was suspected of heresy and was attacked by Bonaventura, Thomas Aquinas, and others. On Dec 10, 1270, the bishop of Paris, Stephan Tempier, condemned his teaching. Summoned before a court of the Inquisition on Nov 23, 1276, he fled from Paris. On Mar 7, 1277, Tempier once more condemned theses imputed to Siger. His rumored teaching concerning double truth in philosoph…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Siger of Brabant”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025532>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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