Gaetano da Thiene (philosopher)

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Gaetano da Thiene (1387–1465) was a Renaissance philosopher and physician who was born and lived in Padua.[1] A student of Paul of Venice, Gaetano, like his teacher, held an Averroist interpretation of Aristotle's teachings. He worked towards a compromise between that position and Christian doctrines on the personal immortality of the soul, and in later life he abandoned Averroism entirely.[2]

He was one of Paul of Venice's successors as professor of natural philosophy at the University of Padua;[2] and in turn, Nicoletto Vernia, who succeeded to the same position on Gaetano's death, was one of his pupils.[3] Among his pupils was also Pietro Roccabonella, a well known professor of medicine in Padua.

References[edit]

  1. ^ s.v. 'Gaetano da Thiene' in Wilmott, Michael J.; Schmitt, Charles B. (1990). "Biobibliographies". In Charles B. Schmitt, Quentin Skinner (eds.). The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 818–819. ISBN 978-0-521-39748-3. 
  2. ^ a b Kessler, Eckhard (1990). "The Intellective Soul". In Charles B. Schmitt, Quentin Skinner (ed.). The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 490–492. ISBN 978-0-521-39748-3. 
  3. ^ s.v. 'Vernia, Nicoletto' in Wilmott, Michael J.; Schmitt, Charles B. (1990). "Biobibliographies". In Charles B. Schmitt, Quentin Skinner (eds.). The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. p. 839. ISBN 978-0-521-39748-3.