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John Blund approximately 1185-1248

Works: 7 works in 29 publications in 4 languages and 416 library holdings
Roles: Other
Classifications: B765.B663, 128
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Most widely held works by John Blund
Tractatus de anima by John Blund ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treatise on the soul by John Blund ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and Latin and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the publication of the edition of John Blund's Tractatus de anima by the British Academy in 1970 there has been widespread acceptance of the importance of this text for the history of thought. Blund (ca. 1175-1248) was probably one of the first commentators on the libri naturales at Paris before the prohibition of 1210, and later introduced them to Oxford. Indeed, apart from the prohibitions of 1210 and 1215, the De anima of Blund is the one text which sheds light on the first reception of Aristotle at Paris. The text was probably composed at Paris, before 1204. Blund taught arts at Paris ca. 1200-1205, then at Oxford towards 1207-1209. He returned to study theology at Paris during the interdict (1208-1214) and the contemporaneous suspension of the schools at Oxford (1209-1214). He was regent in theology at Paris for twelve years, and taught theology at Oxford after 1229. With the Tractatus a whole area of philosophical speculation--namely Greek and Arabic psychology--arrived at Oxford, where it would continue to grow and be debated throughout the century. Blund did not know Averroes but he reflects the state of Latin Aristotelianism during the first third of the thirteenth century. Like his contemporaries Blund regarded the De anima of Avicenna as a commentary on Aristotle; indeed they found it clearer than the text of Aristotle and were guided by it. Blund is faithful to Aristotle and to Avicenna, rejecting, for example, the binarium famosissimum drawn from the Fons vitae of Avicebron. In expounding the doctrine of Aristotle and following the plan laid out by Avicenna, he considers the arguments for and against before offering his own reasoned position in the solutio. He defends the role of the philosopher as considering the nature of the soul and as distinct from theological considerations. This new English translation makes available this important text to a wider audience of scholars interested in philosophy, theology, medieval history and the history of science and psychology. Students who are learning medieval Latin will be able to follow the original Latin with the help of the parallel translation and text notes."--Publisher's website
Drömtydaren : ny och tillförlitlig drömbok med över två tusen uttydningar by John Blund ( Book )
4 editions published between 1888 and 1946 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Blund : treatise on the soul by John Blund ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lennart Swahn och John Blund by Lennart Swahn ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drömtydaren : ny och tillförlitlig drömbok med öfver 2000 uttydningar ( Book )
1 edition published in 1888 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.79 (from 0.00 for Drömtydar ... to 0.90 for Treatise o ...)
Alternative Names
Blondus, Johannes.
Blondus, Johannes 1185-1248
Blondus, Johannes, approximately 1185-1248
Blount, John.
Blount, John 1185-1248
Blount, John, approximately 1185-1248
Blund, Iohannes, 1...-1248
Blund, Johannes, 1...-1248
Blund, John.
Blund, John 1185-1248
Blund, John, approximately 1185-1248
Blundus, Johannes
Blundus, Johannes 1185-1248
Iohannem, Blundum
Iohannes Blund.
Iohannes Blund 1185?-1248
Iohannes Blund, approximately 1185-1248
Johannes, Blondus
Johannes Blondus 1185?-1248
Johannes Blondus, approximately 1185-1248
Johannes Blund 1185-1248
Johannes Blundus.
Johannes Blundus 1185?-1248
Johannes Blundus, approximately 1185-1248
Johannes, Cantuariensis
Johannes Cantuariensis 1185-1248
John, Blount
John Blount 1185?-1248
John Blount, approximately 1185-1248
John, Blund
John Blund 1185-1248
John Blund, ca. 1185-1248
Latin (9)
English (8)
German (6)
Swedish (5)