Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

An Indivisibilist Argumentation At Paris Around 1335: Michel Of Montecalerio’s Question On Point And The Controversy With John Buridan

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The debate concerning the nature of point and the divisibility of the continuum between John Buridan and a master named M. of Montecalerio has been known for a long time. It does not appear that Montecalerio appreciated the full implications of his critique of Buridan and there is no evidence that he posed theoretically the question of the existence of an infinite multitude and that of a possible first element. Buridan essentially challenges the analogy between points and proportional parts. Montecalerio specifies that the existence of points of this type, i.e. indivisible parts, does not correspond to his position. The continuity of the parts of a line consists in having a common extremity, the continuity of the parts of a body in having a common surface.

Keywords: continuum; indivisibles; John Buridan; Montecalerio



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Atomism in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation