Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Case, John

Born: 1540/41?, Woodstock, England
Died: 23 January 1600, Oxford, England
  • Jonathan WoolfsonEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_415-1


John Case was the most important Aristotelian philosopher of sixteenth-century England. He demonstrates the continued vitality of the Aristotelian tradition in this period, in England as elsewhere, and in particular its eclecticism and capacity for absorbing new and humanistic currents.

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Primary Literature

  1. Case, John. 1584. Summa veterum interpretum in vniuersam Dialecticam Aristotelis. London: Thomas Vautrollier.Google Scholar
  2. Case, John. 1588a. Apologia musices tam vocalis quam instrumentalis et mixtæ. Oxford: Joseph Barnes.Google Scholar
  3. Case, John. 1588b. Sphæra Ciuitatis. Oxford: Joseph Barnes.Google Scholar
  4. Case, John. 1589. Speculum moralium quæstionum in universam Ethicen Aristotelis, 1589. Frankfurt: Nicolaus Bassaeus.Google Scholar
  5. Case, John. 1596. Speculum quæstionum moralium, in Vniuersam Aristotelis philosophi summi Ethicen, cui additur breuis commentarius in Magna Moralia Aristotelis… Oxford: Joseph Barnes.Google Scholar
  6. Case, John. 1597. Thesaurus Oeconomiæ, seu commentarius in Oeconomica Aristotelis. Oxford: Joseph Barnes.Google Scholar
  7. Case, John. 1599. Ancilla philosophiæ, seu epitome in octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis. Oxford: Joseph Barnes.Google Scholar
  8. Case, John. 1612. Lapis philosophicus seu commentarius in 8. lib. phys: Aristot. in quo arcana Physiologiæ examinantur. London: John Norton.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Binns, J.W. 1990. Intellectual culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England: The Latin writings of the age. Leeds: Francis Cairns.Google Scholar
  2. McConica, J.K. 1973. Humanism and Aristotle in Tudor Oxford. English Historical Review 94: 291–317.Google Scholar
  3. Schmitt, Charles. 1983. John Case and Aristotelianism in Renaissance England. Kingston [Ont.]: McGill-Queen’s University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sotheby’s Institute of ArtLondonUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marco Sgarbi
    • 1
  1. 1.University Ca' Foscari VeniceVeniceItaly