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"The start line of this research is to envision Zabarella's logica and methodological writings in the wider context of his philosophical pondering. contemporary stories have thought of his paintings both because the fruits of Renaissance Aristotelianism, or because the precursor of modem technology. Neither of those ways to Zabarella has introduced in gentle these questions about which his writings have been grounded. initially of his gathered logical works, Opera logica (1578), he drews a contrast among the everlasting global of nature and the human international, that is contingent upon human volition. From this contrast he defines corresponding types of wisdom, and diversified equipment of manufacturing them. One goal of this learn is to teach how and why Zabarella, in contrast to humanists, regularly prefers theoretical wisdom to its functional functions. merely within the previous couple of years examine has emphasised the significance of the connection among Aristotelianism and humanism." (p. 14-15)

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32 30 On this subject also Edwards 1960, 108-109, where he points out, that the "distinction between res considerata and modus considerandi was already apparent in Angelo Tia's• work. 4. 31 Zabarella 1597, 40c-d: "Ex omnibus, quae dicta sunt. quatuor subiecti acceptiones colligimus. Prima est, quando subiectum latissime sumitur pro quacu11que re considerata in quavis disciplina. Secunda, quando sumitur pro subiecto demonstrationis, quale habent scientiae contemplativae. Tertia, quando per metaphoram accipitur subiectum pro fine facultatis operatricis, ut quum subiectum medicinae dicimus esse sanitatem.

52 Zabarella 1597, 812c-e. 53 Zabarellu, De naturalis scientiae constitutione 1590, 1b-2a. 40 natural beings must belong under the same genus, which is called the subject matter of the whole philosophy of nature. Natural beings have the principle of movement (principium motus) in themselves, which distinguishes them both from artistic matter and from mathematics, which belongs to the contemplative sciences. 54 Following closely Aristotle's description in the Physics of what is natural (naturale), Zabarella states that it can be understood in three different ways.

For example, of the subalternative sciences of arithmetic and music, arithmetic is more exact and prior because it treats numbers separated from matter. In the same wax metaphysics is more exact than, and prior to, the philosophy of nature. The third criterion of priority relates to the premises of sciences. Those sciences that are dependent on fewer premises are more exact and prior in Zabarella' s view. Thus arithmetic is more exact than geometry, because in arithmetic unity and number are simpler than point and magnitude in geometry.

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