David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Vivarium 44 (1):151-183 (2006)
Francis of Marchia dealt at length in several different contexts with the nature of the will and willing. Here I examine just one of those discussions: the possibility for the will to go against reason's final judgment, a topic related to weakness of will and the source of sin. Marchia is clearly of a voluntaristic bent, holding that the will can indeed act against the determination of reason. After examining Marchia's argumentation for his position, I explore some of the background to Marchia's view in a distinctively later medieval understanding of the human mind as a system of internal acts and dispositions, with the possibility that several of them belong to the same faculty simultaneously. This increasingly complex conceptualisation of the mind mirrors a new, more complex conceptualization of the "Self".
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jonathan Francis Bennett (1995). The Act Itself. Oxford University Press.
Chris Schabel (2006). Francis of Marchia's Virtus Derelicta and the Context of Its Development. Vivarium 44 (1):41-80.
Fabio Zanin (2006). Francis of Marchia, Virtus Derelicta, and Modifications of the Basic Principles of Aristotelian Physics. Vivarium 44 (1):81-95.
Fabrizio Amerini (2006). Utrum Inhaerentia Sit de Essentia Accidentis. Francis of Marchia and the Debate on the Nature of Accidents. Vivarium 44 (1):96-150.
Roberto Lambertini (2006). Francis of Marchia and William of Ockham: Fragments From a Dialogue. Vivarium 44 (1):184-204.
Christopher Schabel, Francis of Marchia. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Russell L. Friedman & Christopher David Schabel (eds.) (2006). Francis of Marchia: Theologian and Philosopher: A Franciscan at the University of Paris in the Early Fourteenth Century. Brill.
Roberto Lambertini (2009). Letters and Politics : Gerald Odonis Vs. Francis of Marchia. In Lambertus Marie de Rijk, William Duba & Christopher David Schabel (eds.), Vivarium. Brill. 364-373.
Francis M. Tyrrell (1952). Concerning the Nature and Function of the Act of Judgment. New Scholasticism 26 (4):393-423.
Mark Thakkar (2006). Francis of Marchia on the Heavens. Vivarium 44 (1):21-40.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #86,906 of 1,679,399 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,003 of 1,679,399 )
How can I increase my downloads?