Richard of Campsall

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Richard of Campsall (Ricardus de Campsalle) (c.1280-c.1350) was an English theologian and scholastic philosopher, at the University of Oxford. He was a Fellow of Balliol College and then of Merton College. He is now considered a possible precursor to the views usually associated with William of Ockham.[1]

He commented on Aristotle's Prior Analytics,[2] with emphasis on "conversion" and "consequences".[3] He is an apparent innovator in speculation about God's foreknowledge, particularly concerning future contingents, around 1317.[4]


  • Edward A. Synan (ed.), The Works of Richard of Campsall, Toronto: Pontifical institute of mediaeval studies, 1982.


  1. ^ Jorge J. E. Gracia, Timothy B. Noone, A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (2003), p. 561
  2. ^ The History of the University of Oxford (1984), p. 427.
  3. ^ Norman Kretzmann, Jan Pinborg, The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy (1982), p. 293.
  4. ^ M. J. F. M. Hoenen, Marsilius of Inghen: Divine Knowledge in Late Medieval Thought (1993), p. 251.