Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Lagerlund

Peter of Abano

  • Henrik Lagerlund
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_383


Peter of Abano (c. 1250–1316) was a very influential medical thinker from the fourteenth century. He also had an influence on fourteenth-century philosophy in Paris and Padua.

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Primary Sources

  1. Peter of Abano (1482) Expositio problematum Aristotelis. VeniceGoogle Scholar
  2. Peter of Abano (1496) Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et praecipue medicorum. VeniceGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Lagerlund
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada