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Francis of Marchia's Philosophical Psychology

Applicant Duba William Owen
Number 131880
Funding scheme Ambizione
Research institution Département de Philosophie Faculté des Lettres Université de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Philosophy
Start/End 01.04.2011 - 31.03.2014
Approved amount 400'247.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Philosophy
General history (without pre-and early history)
Religious studies, Theology

Keywords (7)

Francis of Marchia; Franciscus de Marchia; Philosophical Psychology; Medieval Philosophy; Sentences Commentaries; Critical Editions; Fourteenth Century

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
François de la Marche (Franciscus de Marchia, Franciscus de Esculo, Francesco d’Appignano, n. ca. 1280 - m. après 1340) était un théologien et philosophe franciscain du XIVème siècle, connu pour ses doctrines révolutionnaires en histoire de la science et en métaphysique. Ce projet fournit la première analyse systèmatique de sa pensée à partir de l'ensemble de ses écrits.
Lay summary
L'axe principal de recherche de ce projet porte sur la doctrine de François de la Marche,  auteur fondamental pour la compréhension de l’histoire de la philosophie et de la théologie au Moyen Age. Notre recherche propose ainsi l’édition critique du troisième livre de son œuvre la plus aboutie, le Commentaire sur les quatre livres des Sentences de Pierre Lombard, qui fut le fruit de son enseignement à l’Université de Paris entre les années 1319 et 1320. Nos recherches nécessitent un important travail d’édition. Il s'agit en effet de reconstruire le texte latin à partir des traces manuscrites issues d'ouvrages disséminés à travers toute l’Europe. Ce projet permet également de placer l’œuvre de François de la Marche dans son contexte historique et doctrinale, en fournissant des études précises sur les aspects de son enseignement. Il met particulièrement en exergue  sa psychologie philosophique, autrement dit, sa philosophie de l’esprit, ainsi que les solutions doctrinales qu'il apporte au problème de l'union de l'âme et du corps.

Contexte scientifique et sociale du projet de recherche

Le projet applique des méthodes et des analyses pratiquées dans les domaines de la philosophie, de la théologie, et de l'histoire, considérée au sens stricte, sur des sources relevant de l'histoire des idées. En rendant accessible la pensée d'un acteur principale de l'histoire du XIVème siècle, il contribue à l'élargissement de notre connaissance d'une période définie comme le zénith de la théologie philosophique.

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Publications

Publication
Auctoritates and Aristoteles in Peter Auriol
Duba William (2017), Auctoritates and Aristoteles in Peter Auriol, in Hamesse Jacqueline (ed.), 155-185.
Illi sollertissimi philosophi erraverunt in multis: The Eternity of the World Among Early Scotists, with Editions of Questions by Hugh of Novocastro and Landolfo Caracciolo
Duba William (2017), Illi sollertissimi philosophi erraverunt in multis: The Eternity of the World Among Early Scotists, with Editions of Questions by Hugh of Novocastro and Landolfo Caracciolo, in Schabel Christopher, Friedman Russell, Duba William (ed.), 145-255.
The Forge of Doctrine: The Academic Year 1330-31 and the Rise of Scotism at the University of Paris
Duba William (2017), The Forge of Doctrine: The Academic Year 1330-31 and the Rise of Scotism at the University of Paris.
Aristotle in Hell and Aquinas in Heaven: Hugo de Novocastro, OFM and Durandus de Aureliaco, OP
Duba William (2015), Aristotle in Hell and Aquinas in Heaven: Hugo de Novocastro, OFM and Durandus de Aureliaco, OP, in Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale , 56 (2014), 183-194.
Destroying the Text: Contemporary Interpretations of John XXII’s ‘Constitutiones’
Duba William (2014), Destroying the Text: Contemporary Interpretations of John XXII’s ‘Constitutiones’, in Schmidt Hans-Joachim (ed.), De Gruyter, Berlin, 41-74.
Faith in Francis Meyronnes' Commentary on Book III of the Sentences and in the Tractatus de Virtutibus
Duba William (2014), Faith in Francis Meyronnes' Commentary on Book III of the Sentences and in the Tractatus de Virtutibus, in Tarlazzi Caterina, Vecchio Silvana, Quinto Riccardo (ed.), 315-333.
Rebuilding the Stemma: Understanding the Manuscript Tradition of Francis of Marchia’s Commentaries on Book II of the Sentences
Duba William (2014), Rebuilding the Stemma: Understanding the Manuscript Tradition of Francis of Marchia’s Commentaries on Book II of the Sentences, in Speer Andreas, Retucci Fiorella, Guldentops Guy, Jeschke Thomas (ed.), Peeters, Leuven, 119-169.
The Man in the Middle: Peter Auriol’s Syllogistic Commentaries on the Gospel of John
Duba William (2014), The Man in the Middle: Peter Auriol’s Syllogistic Commentaries on the Gospel of John, in Amerini Fabrizio (ed.), Aschendorff, Münster, 229-246.
Three Franciscan Metaphysicians after Scotus: Antonius Andreae, Francis of Marchia, and Nicholas Bonet
Duba William (2014), Three Franciscan Metaphysicians after Scotus: Antonius Andreae, Francis of Marchia, and Nicholas Bonet, in Amerini Fabrizio (ed.), 419-493.
Conversion, Vision and Faith in the Life and Works of Richard Fitzralph
Duba William (2013), Conversion, Vision and Faith in the Life and Works of Richard Fitzralph, in Michael Dunne (ed.), Four Courts Press, Dublin, 103-127.
I sermoni principiali di Francesco d’Appignano
Duba William (2013), I sermoni principiali di Francesco d’Appignano, in Priori Domenico (ed.), 153-176.
Gilbert Dahan: Nicolas de Lyre
Duba William (2012), Gilbert Dahan: Nicolas de Lyre, in Sehepunkte, 12(12), 0-0.
Ni chose, ni-non chose. The Sentences Commentary of Himbertus de Garda, OFM
Duba William, Schabel Chris (2012), Ni chose, ni-non chose. The Sentences Commentary of Himbertus de Garda, OFM, in Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale, 52(2011), 150-232.
The Legacy of the Bologna studium in Peter Auriol’s Hylomorphism
Duba William (2012), The Legacy of the Bologna studium in Peter Auriol’s Hylomorphism, in K. Emery Jr. (ed.), 277-302.
The Ontological Repercussions of Francis of Marchia’s Distinction between de possibili and de inesse
Duba William (2012), The Ontological Repercussions of Francis of Marchia’s Distinction between de possibili and de inesse, in Alliney Guido (ed.), 177-201.
The Souls after Vienne: Franciscan Theologian's Views on the Plurality of Forms and the Plurality of Souls, ca. 1315-1330
Duba William (2012), The Souls after Vienne: Franciscan Theologian's Views on the Plurality of Forms and the Plurality of Souls, ca. 1315-1330, in Paul J.J.M. Bakker (ed.), 171-272.
Francesco d'Appignano alla ricerca del realismo
Duba William (2011), Francesco d'Appignano alla ricerca del realismo, in Domenico Priori (ed.), 61-76.
Francis of Meyronnes
Duba William (2011), Francis of Meyronnes, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
Neither First, nor Second, nor… in his Commentary on the Sentences. Francis of Marchia’s intentiones neutrae
Duba William (2011), Neither First, nor Second, nor… in his Commentary on the Sentences. Francis of Marchia’s intentiones neutrae, in Quaestio, 10, 285-313.
Marginal Realism: Reading the Sentences in the New Universities
Duba William, Marginal Realism: Reading the Sentences in the New Universities, in Jung Elzbieta (ed.), Brepols, Turnhout.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Cyprus Cyprus (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Czech Academy of Sciences Czech Republic (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Les savoirs dans les ordres mendiants en Italie XIIIe-XVe siècles Talk given at a conference Pierre d’Auriol et les Averroistes à Bologne 07.11.2013 Ecole Française de Rome, Rome, Italy Duba William Owen;
Summistae. The Commentary Tradition on Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae (15th-18th Century) Talk given at a conference Thomas, Vienne and the Light of Glory as Viewed by the Summistae 17.10.2013 Porto, Portugal Duba William Owen;
VI Convegno Internazionale su Francesco d'Appignano Talk given at a conference I sermoni principiali di Francesco d’Appignano 04.10.2013 Appignano del Tronto, Italy Duba William Owen;
Invited Lecture Individual talk Inside the scola minorum: Classroom Evidence for Teaching at the University of Paris and the Establishment of a Scotist School 18.09.2013 Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic Duba William Owen;
The Papacy and the East Talk given at a conference From Emanations to Energies: The Divine Essence from Paris to the Peloponnese via the Papacy 08.03.2013 Leiden, Netherlands Duba William Owen;
Les Auctoritates Aristotelis, leur utilisation et leur influnce chez les auteurs médiévaux Talk given at a conference The Authority of Aristotle in the Works of Peter Auriol 12.10.2012 Porto, Portugal Duba William Owen;
Pleasures of Knowledge: Thirteenth International Congress of The Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy Talk given at a conference Landulphus Caracciolo and Hugh of Novo Castro 20.08.2012 Freising, Germany Duba William Owen;
Durandus and his Sentences Commentary: Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Issues Talk given at a conference Re-Establishing the Stemma: Normalizing Contamination in Editions of Fourteenth-Century Philosophical Texts 08.06.2012 Cologne, Germany Duba William Owen;
Papst Johannes XXII: Voraussetzungen und Wirkungen seines Ponfitikats Talk given at a conference Destroying the Text: Contemporary Interpretations of John XXII’s Constitutiones 26.03.2012 Fribourg, Switzerland Duba William Owen;
Special Seminar Individual talk Destroying the Text: Theologians on the Theological Constitutiones During the Avignon Period 25.01.2012 Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto, Canada, Canada Duba William Owen;
In principio erat verbum... Filosofia e Teologia nei Commenti al Vangelo di Giovanni (III-XIV secolo) Talk given at a conference The Man in the Middle: Peter Auriol’s Syllogistic Christology 15.12.2011 Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy Duba William Owen;
What is New in the New Universities? Learning in Central Europe in Later Middle Ages (1348-1500). Talk given at a conference Marginal Realism: Reading and Lecturing on the Sentences in the New Universities 08.09.2011 University of Łódź, Poland Duba William Owen;
“Metaphysics in the Later Middle Ages (XIVth–XVth Centuries): Decline or Revival? A Symposium on the Later Medieval History of Metaphysics” Talk given at a conference Metaphysics from A to Z: Franciscan Teaching in the studia after Scotus 02.09.2011 Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands Duba William Owen;
Workshop on Fourteenth-Century Philosophy Talk given at a conference Antonius Andreae's Commentary on the Metaphysics 06.05.2011 Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Duba William Owen;
Workshop on Medieval Academic Sermons Talk given at a conference Invited Workshop Participant 19.04.2011 Vienna, Austria Duba William Owen;
Walter Burley, John Buridan and their Contemporaries at Paris in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century: Three Edition Projects Talk given at a conference Invited Workshop Participant 14.04.2011 Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Netherlands Duba William Owen;
Fides Virtus. The Virtue of Faith in the Context of the Theological Virtues. Exegesis, Moral Theology, and Pastoral Care from 12th to Early 16th C. Talk given at a conference Faith in Francis of Meyronnes’ Tractatus de virtutibus and Commentary on the third book of the Sentences 06.04.2011 Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy Duba William Owen;


Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
109283 Francesco de Marchia: le Quaestiones sul II° libro delle Sentenze. Edizione critica e analisi dottrinale 01.10.2005 Project funding (Div. I-III)
154141 Francis of Marchia's Philosophical Psychology 01.06.2014 Ambizione

Abstract

The proposed project, “Francis of Marchia’s Philosophical Psychology” envisions conducting research and editorial work to produce and submit for publication two volumes on the fourteenth-century philosopher and theologian Francis of Marchia (ca. 1280-1344). One volume will be a critical edition, presenting for the first time in print Marchia’s commentary on Book III of the Sentences. The other volume will be a monograph study of Francis’ philosophical psychology, in particular his doctrines of intellectual cognition and scientific knowledge.For over a century, historians of philosophy have recognized that Francis of Marchia made brilliant and revolutionary contributions to contemporary philosophical debate, but their knowledge of Francis’ thought was limited to a few particular topics. Only in the last fifteen years has the true extent of Francis’ legacy become apparent, and still Francis of Marchia studies are hampered by the lack of his work being available in print. For this reason, a multi-national and multi-institutional project to produce in critical edition Francis of Marchia’s philosophical and theological works has been launched, and in 2008, it bore its first fruit: volume 1 of Reportatio IIA edited by a team led by Professor Tiziana Suarez-Nani of the Université de Fribourg (Franciscus de Marchia 2008). Now, editorial projects are underway or in advanced stages of planning for all major philosophical works by Francis, except for book III.I have already conducted preliminary doctrinal studies on Francis of Marchia’s philosophical psychology, and have produced philological analyses of the editorial problems pertaining to book III. At Fribourg, as part of the Reportatio IIA project, we have established the editorial norms for Francis’ opera omnia and have assembled a unique array of resources for Francis of Marchia’s thought.The proposed project has three phases, scheduled to run from April 2011 until the project’s end in March 2014. Phase 1 involves the study, description and consultation of the manuscripts retained for the edition, as well as the identification of Francis’ sources. Phase 2 consists in preparing the text of edition. Phase 3 focuses on exploring Francis of Marchia’s doctrine of intellectual cognition and epistemology in the context of fourteenth-century debates at the University of Paris.The publication of critical editions changes the topography of research in medieval philosophy, and editing book III will provide a lasting contribution to historians of philosophy. The project will contribute to the nascent dialogue on the challenge of editing Parisian philosophical texts from this period. Finally, the doctrinal study will be the first monograph to benefit from full access to all of Francis of Marchia’s philosophical texts.
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