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  William of Ockham Scholars of Oxford: John Baconthorpe  

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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume I. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance.

X. English Scholars of Paris and Franciscans of Oxford.

§ 21. Walter Burleigh.


An intermediate position between the realism of Duns Scotus and the nominalism of William of Ockham was assumed by a pupil of the former and a fellow-student of the latter named Walter Burleigh, who studied at Paris and taught at Oxford. He was the first in modern times who attempted to write a history of ancient philosophy. He knew no Greek, but he, nevertheless, wrote 130 treatises on Aristotle alone, dedicating his commentary on the Ethics and Politics to Richard of Bury.   71

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