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    Francesco Piccolomini on Prime Matter and Extension.Guy Claessens - 2012 - Vivarium 50 (2):225-244.
    This paper examines the view held by Francesco Piccolomini (1523-1607) on the relation between prime matter and extension. In his discussion of prime matter in the Libri ad scientiam de natura attinentes Piccolomini develops a theory of prime matter that incorporates crucial elements of the viewpoint adhered to by the Neoplatonist Simplicius. The originality of Piccolomini’s undertaking is highlighted by contrasting it with the ideas found in Jacopo Zabarella’s De rebus naturalibus . The case of Piccolomini shows that, in order (...)
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    Proclus.Guy Claessens - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):393-406.
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    Clavius, Proclus, and the Limits of Interpretation: Snapshot-idealization versus Projectionism.Guy Claessens - 2009 - History of Science 47 (3):317-336.
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    Proclus.Guy Claessens - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):393-406.
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    Imagination as Self-knowledge: Kepler on Proclus' Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elements.Guy Claessens - 2011 - Early Science and Medicine 16 (3):179-199.
    The Neoplatonist Proclus, in his commentary on Euclid's Elements, appears to have been the first to systematically cut imagination's exclusive ties with the sensible realm. According to Proclus, in geometry discursive thinking makes use of innate concepts that are projected on imagination as on a mirror. Despite the crucial role of Proclus' text in early modern epistemology, the concept of a productive imagination seems almost not have been received. It was generally either transplanted into an Aristotelian account of mathematics or (...)
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    The Drawing Board of Imagination: Federico Commandino and John Philoponus.Guy A. J. Claessens - 2015 - Journal of the History of Ideas 76 (4):499-515.
    © by Journal of the History of Ideas. Federico Commandino can be considered the personification of the renaissance of mathematics in sixteenth-century Italy. Previous scholars have generally reduced the philosophy of mathematics developed by Commandino in the preface to his translation of Euclid’s Elements to a superficial synthesis of Neoplatonic and Aristotelian elements. Until now, no attention has been paid to Commandino’s use of the sixth-century commentary on Aristotle’s De Anima by John Philoponus. In his article I will argue that, (...)
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    The Phaedrus in the Renaissance: Poison or Remedy?Guy Claessens - 2020 - In Sylvain Delcomminette, Pieter D’Hoine & Marc-Antoine Gavray (eds.), The Reception of Plato’s Phaedrus from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 229-247.
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