Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Hus, Jan

Born: ca. 1372, Husinec, Southern Bohemia
Died: 6 July 1415, Constance, Baden-Württemberg
  • Ota Pavlíček
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1117-1

Abstract

Although Jan Hus gained his reputation mainly as a Bohemian theologian and preacher who advocated for the reform of the late-medieval church, he was also master and teacher at the Prague faculty of liberal arts. However, since his commentaries on Aristotle are not extant, we may understand his philosophical thought mainly through treatises from the field of philosophical theology, for example, from the first two books of his Sentences commentary. We may say on this basis that Hus’s philosophical thought was significantly influenced by John Wyclif’s realist philosophy and, at the same time, by the Augustinian and Platonic branch of Christian thought.

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Proper Sense Crucial Moment Prime Matter Philosophical Theology Sentence Commentary 
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Acknowledgement

Work on this entry received financial support from the Czech Science Foundation (GA CR) project “Cultural Codes and Their Transformations in the Hussite Period” (P405/12/G148), realised at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paul Richard Blum
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLoyola University MarylandBaltimoreUSA