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La "virtus universalis" : un concept d'origine hermétique? Les sources d'une notion de philosophie naturelle médiévale

Abstract : Study of the notions of "virtus universalis" and "specific virtue", related to the notions of property and complexion, typical of medieval physics. The first medieval use of the definition of the "specific form" taken from Avicenna's "Canon" appears in the prologue to the book "De virtute universali" which forms the fourth part of Arnold of Saxony's encyclopedia "De floribus rerum naturalium". This definition was immediately taken up by Albert the Great in his "De mineralibus" which makes extensive use of Arnold of Saxony's lapidary.
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Isabelle Draelants. La "virtus universalis" : un concept d'origine hermétique? Les sources d'une notion de philosophie naturelle médiévale. P. LUCENTINI – I. PARRI – V. PERRONE COMPAGNI, éd., Hermetism from late antiquity to humanism. La tradizione ermetica dal mondo tardo antico all’Umanesimo, Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi (Napoli, 20-24 nov. 2001),, 40, pp.157-188, 2003, Instrumenta patristica et mediaevalia, 2-503-51616-5. ⟨halshs-03096170⟩

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