ND   JMC : History of Medieval Philosophy / by Maurice De Wulf

277. Division of Philosophy. -- Philosophy, understood by all scholastics in the same manner, was treated, in the thirteenth century, to a UNIFORM division,{1} mentioned though not employed by Boëthius, taken up by Hugh of St. Victor (204), popularized by Gundissalinus (243) and perfected by Robert Kilwardby (263). In it the peripatetic influence (34) is manifest, entirely supplanting the spirit of the Platonic classification (126). It will form the setting of the exposition given below.{2}

{1} BAUR, Op. cit., p. 202, emphasizes this unanimity of the great scholastics.

{2} See 263, n. 4. division adopted by St. Thomas.

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