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Natural Philosophy Epitomised

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Contents: Translators' introduction; Editing principles adopted; The 4 books on natural philosophy ; Contents page of 1503 edition, Peroration and Book 1, Tract 1, Chapter 1 'On the definition and division of philosophy' (translated); Book 8 'On the principles of natural things' (translated); Book 9 'On the origin of natural things' (translated); Book 10 'On the soul and its powers' (translated); Book 11 'On the nature, origin and immortality of the intellective soul' (translated); Bibliography of primary sources for Books 8-11; Bibliography of secondary sources for Books 8-11; Reisch's index to Books 8-11.

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Andrew Cunningham, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK Sachiko Kusukawa, Fellow in the History and Philosophy of Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK


'... Cunningham and Kusukawa's masterful rendition of the 1503 edition of Reisch's Pearl, furnished with black-and-white illustrations and a source apparatus, is an invaluable resource for the committed study of late medieval Scholastic philosophy and a significant contribution to contemporary historical scholarship.' Sixteenth Century Journal

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