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Albertus, Magnus, Saint, De homine. Manuscript (Ms 2)
Codex Ms 2
1 volume, 29 x 21 cm.
Special Collections Research Center
Philosophical treatise on the soul. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 2.
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In the De homine, the second part of the "Summae de creaturis," St. Albert, the German Dominican philosopher, analyzes the Aristotelian definitions of the soul. He discusses its vegetative, sensitive, and rational properties and operations. A treatment of the five senses leads him to consider how knowledge is acquired. After discussing the nature of the speculative intellect and reason, Albert takes up such topics as the existence of the soul and the nature of man's free will.
From the Berlin Collection acquired in 1891. Previously in the library of the Marquis Taccone, treasurer of the king of Naples in the late eighteenth century.
Codex Ms 2