John Of Jandun

▪ French philosopher
French  Jean De Jandun  
born c. 1286, , Jandun, Champagne, Fr.
died 1328, Todi, Papal States

      foremost 14th-century interpreter of Averroës' rendering of Aristotle.

      After study at the University of Paris, John became master of arts at the Collège de Navarre in Paris, where he lectured on Aristotle. He associated with Marsilius of Padua, writer of the Defensor Pacis, which asserted the superiority of civil authority over that of the pope. Because of controversy over this work, John and Marsilius sought the protection of Louis IV of Bavaria. After a series of condemnatory papal bulls, they were excommunicated as heretics by Pope John XXII in 1327.

      John of Jandun's most influential writings are commentaries on Aristotle; his major concern was the division between faith and reason. Some critics think that he held a “double-truth” theory, believing that contradictory statements of faith and reason may be simultaneously true; others call him anti-Christian, and still others judge him to be a thinker of the Augustinian tradition.

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Universalium. 2010.

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