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AUCTOR. Among the Romans the seller was called auctor; and public, sales were made by fixing a spear in the forum, and a person who acted as crier stood by the spear the catalogue of the goods to be sold was made in tables called auctionariae.

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In Chapter 5, "Vives on Truth," Perreiah challenges the taken-for-granted view (apparently amongst many scholars) that Vives totally rejected scholastic dialectic: "Vives, while critical of its language and its practice of sophistic, retains many of scholasticism's fundamental principles" (88).
It would be true to say that universities were rarely at the centre of creative intellectual developments and that their characteristic intellectual mode was scholasticism. After all, their main purpose was a mixture of professional training and the study and preservation of those classical texts which had been handed down in the West from Antiquity.
In addition to evaluating Descartes' departures from scholasticism, Carriero also explores and argues for certain similarities.
1998) and recent studies of Arminius in the context of Reformed scholasticism by Richard Muller and Eef Dekker.
He has said that "scholasticism has its greatness, but everything is impersonal." In contrast, with Augustine "the passionate, suffering, questioning man is always right there, and you can identify with him."
He shows how each philosopher drew on his predecessors and writes well: the reference to Wyclif as not so much the morning star of the Reformation as the evening star of scholasticism is well put.
This perhaps has been attempted, especially through use of Maritain (of all paradoxes Neo Scholasticism), David Jones, and digging de la Taille out of his grave.
In this fascinating book, the Goldstones explore Bacon's personal history and scientific work leading to the creation of the manuscript as well as the evolution of logic and scholasticism in 13th-century Europe, a period marked by early scientific explorations and outreach to the world beyond Christian Europe.
(7) One should never forget that Ibn Sina has provided in his Kitab al- shifa' the most extensive, complete and systematic account of Aristotelian natural philosophy in its Islamic form, more complete than the works of Aristotle himself, and a veritable synthesis which influenced not only later Islamic thought but also much of European scholasticism, especially the thought of Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas.
During the 1990s the new ecology theology people spent much of their time trying to repackage the Book of Genesis and the scholasticism of thirteenth-century Europe.