Maurach, Gregor, ed., "Philosophia Mundi" in Ausgabe des. 1. Buchs von Wilhelm von Conches' Philosophia mit Anhang, Ubersetzung und Anmerkungen (Pretoria: University of South Africa Press) Read this source online
Text name(s): Philosophia Mundi: Liber Primus
Number of pages of primary source text: 0
Dates: 1100 - 1150
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Translation Comments: Facing page Latin with German translation
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William of Conches was a philosopher who sought to expand the bounds of Christian humanism by studying secular works of the classics and fostering empirical science. He was influenced by Arabian philosophers. His Philosophia Mundi is a work of natural philosophy (empirical science). The Latin text, with no introductory material or scholarly apparatus, can be found on the Latin Library website.