Tot scibilia quot scientiae? Are There as Many Sciences as Objects of Science? The Format of Scientific Habits from Thomas Aquinas to Gregory of Rimini

  • Pascale Bermon
Part of the Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action book series (HSNA, volume 7)


The present contribution addresses the problem of the format of the scientific habitus from Thomas Aquinas (1265) to Gregory of Rimini (1345). It shows that the definition of the habitus of science in the propositional format is not an invention of the nominalists (Ockham), but was already discussed at the University of Paris around 1300 in the circle of John Duns Scotus, perhaps as a consequence of the condemnation at Paris in 1277 of propositions containing what can be labelled an “Averroist” theory of science.


Habitus Science Knowledge Nominalism Averroism Proposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascale Bermon
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  1. 1.CNRSPSL Research UniversityParisFrance

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