This study is the first comprehensive treatment of the way Marsilius of Padua (1270/1290a q1342), a seminal political thinker of the Late Middle Ages, elaborated on Aristotlea (TM)s political thought in articulating his political theory. Its main thesis is that Marsilius is committed to the view of a sharp disjunction between ethics and politics, thus deviating radically not only from Aristotle, but also from the majority of medieval Commentators of Aristotle such as Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Peter of Auvergne and John of Jandun. From a methodological viewpoint, it follows the model of a oeconcentric circlesa: its starting point is a detailed comparison of the main ideas of the qDefensor pacisq (qDefender of Peaceq) (1324), Marsiliusa (TM) qopus magnum, q on the one hand, and Marsilius' quotations from William of Moerbekea (TM)s Latin translations of Aristotlea (TM)s works focusing in particular on the qPolitics, q the qNicomachean Ethics, q the qRhetoricq and the qMetaphysicsq as well as the Greek original, on the other. This method of exploring the use of classics in medieval political thought challenges the notion of a oereceptiona as conceived of by recent research and brings out a number of crucial differences between Marsilius and Aristotle. Further, this study situates Marsiliusa (TM) ideas in the history of late medieval political thought (podestA literature etc.), the political realities that obtained in 14th-century Padua and late medieval debates on the fortunes of the communal regime and on the rise of the qsignoriaq (e.g. Albertino Mussato). It also argues against Marsiliusa (TM) so-called Averroism and identifies Moses Maimonidesa (TM) qGuide of the Perplexedq as a potential source of the qDefensor pacis.qThis study is the first comprehensive treatment of the way Marsilius of Padua (1270/1290a aquot;1342), a seminal political thinker of the Late Middle Ages, elaborated on Aristotlea (TM)s political thought in articulating his political theory.
|Title||:||Die Rezeption Der Aristotelischen Politischen Philosophie Bei Marsilius Von Padua|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2007|