Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

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John Italos

  • Katerina Ierodiakonou
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1151-5_270-2


John Italos was one of the most original Byzantine philosophers. A student of Psellos, he taught at the Imperial School of Constantinople and wrote commentaries on Aristotelian logic and treatises on particular topics of logic and metaphysics. He occupies a special place in the history of Byzantine thought for having been put on trial and condemned by the Orthodox Church, on the charge of having advocated the systematic use of philosophical analysis and logical reasoning in clarifying central theological issues.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and History of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland