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Проблемът за единия интелект в учението на Сигер от Брабант
The Problem of the Universal Intellect in Siger Brabant’s Teaching

Author(s): Kristian Stankov
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Middle Ages
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: Aristotle; averroism; composite soul; intellect; Siger of Brabant.

Summary/Abstract: In this article, I present and explain the position about the ontological status of the one universal intellect, defended by Siger of Brabant, a Parisian philosopher of the thirteenth century. I’m concerned here not only with the reconstruction of the extraordinary affirmation of the existence of only one rational substance which is responsible for the intellectual activity of every human being, but also with the investigation of the epistemic status which Siger ascribes to the theory under question. Finally, we will conclude that the hypothesis of the one intellect is not intended by Siger as a true theory, but only as an interpretation of some philosophical problems in Aristotle’s noethics.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 159-168
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian