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Johannes Scotus Eriugena

Irish theologian

810   -   877

occupation: philosopher, translator, writer
influenced by: Augustine of Hippo

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John Scotus Eriugena or Johannes Scotus Erigena (; c. 815 – c. 877) was an Irish theologian, neoplatonist philosopher, and poet. He wrote a number of works, but is best known today for having written The Division of Nature, which has been called the final achievement of ancient philosophy, a work which "synthesizes the philosophical accomplishments of fifteen centuries." Eriugena argued on behalf of something like a panentheistic definition of nature. He translated and made commentaries upon the work of Pseudo-Dionysius, and was one of the few Western European philosophers of his day that knew Greek, having studied in Athens. Famously, he is said to have been stabbed to death by his students at Malmesbury with their pens.
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