By Alessandro Conti
Walter Burley was once some of the most favourite logicians and metaphysicians of the center a while. This quantity, which include 13 huge articles on his philosophy, is aimed to reconstruct the inner evolution of his doctrines and the function they performed within the improvement of overdue Medieval philosophy.
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Sommers suggests the following reconstruction: from 1309 to 1314 he was (see Sommers, “Introduction,” 2–3; Sommers, “Burley, Walter,” 871). Thomson’s suggestion, which is now considered incorrect, should also be mentioned. Thomson conjectures the year 1305, on the basis of a putative assertion in the manuscript Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, H65, fol. 74a, likely in the colophon of the De potentiis anime (see Thomson, “Unnoticed Questiones,” 390–91). Emden doubts this suggestion and Weisheipl excludes it on the basis of a consultation of the manuscript (see Emden, Biographical Register, 313; Weisheipl, “Ockham,” 176, n.
Jahrhunderts,” in Die Vorläufer Galileis im 14. Jahrhundert (Rome: 1949), 251–78; Maier, “Handschriftliches zu Wilhelm Ockham und Walter Burley,” 241. 51 See A. Maier, “Zu Walter Burleys Politik-Kommentar,” Recherches de Théologie ancienne et médiévale 14 (1947), at 332–36; Weisheipl, “Ockham,” 176, n. 65; F. Manzari, La miniatura ad Avignone al tempo dei papi, 1310–1410 (Modena: 2007), 131. Literary Production before 1324 Burley’s philosophical production is notable for the wide range of literary genres, the numerous redactions of the same text, and the circumstances that gave rise to such a plurality of textual and redactional forms.
69 Finally, four versions of the commentary on De interpretatione have survived: an elementary commentary, which can be considered a sort of summary;70 the questions, dated 1301;71 the middle commentary, dated 66 See Weisheipl, “Repertorium,” 186–87. See also Lohr, “Medieval Latin,” 174–76; Weijers, Le travail, 42–43. Lohr lists only three (174–75, n. 3 and n. 4 redactio A and B), Weijers four (41, n. 1–2; 42, n. 1; 43, n. 2). We can cite the following correspondences: (i) Weisheipl, 187, n. 3a, 187 = Lohr, 174, n.