Thomas Wilton

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Thomas Wilton[1] (died 1322) was an English theologian and scholastic philosopher, a teacher at the University of Oxford and then the University of Paris, where he taught Walter Burley.[2] He was a Fellow of Merton College from about 1288.[3]

He attacked some of Burley's theses.[4] He wrote on and rejected the theory of motion of Averroes,[5] provoking a reply by John of Jandun.[6] In discussing the eternity of the world, he connects the views of Maimonides and Aquinas.[7]


  • Lauge O. Nielsen, The Debate between Peter Auriol and Thomas Wylton on Theology and Virtue, Vivarium, Volume 38, Number 1, 2000, 35-98
  • Cecilia Trifogli, Thomas Wylton on Final Causality, in Alexander Fidora (editor), Erfahrung und Beweis: Die Wissenschaften Von Der Natur Im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert (2007)


  1. ^ Thomas of Wilton, Thomas de Wilton, Thomas Wylton, Thomas de Wylton.
  2. ^ Burley, Walter (C. 1274–C. 1345) | Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. ^ Jorge J. E. Gracia, Timothy B. Noone, A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (2003), p. 666.
  4. ^ John Marenbon, Medieval Philosophy (1998), p. 369.
  5. ^ Cecelia Trifogli, Oxford Physics in the Thirteenth Century (ca. 1250-1270) (2000), p. 65.
  6. ^ Cecelia Trifogli, Averroes's Doctrine of Time, p. 67, in Pasquale Porro (editor), The Medieval Concept of Time (2001).
  7. ^ J. M. M. H. Thijssen, The Response to Thomas p. 91 in Jozef Wissink (editor), The Eternity of the World in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas and His Contemporaries (1990)