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d. 1245, English scholastic philosopher, called the Unanswerable Doctor by his fellow scholastics. He was a Franciscan and a lecturer at the Univ. of Paris.
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Alexander of Hales,

d. 1245, English scholastic philosopher, called the Unanswerable Doctor by his fellow scholastics. He was a Franciscan and a lecturer at the Univ. of Paris. His Summa universae theologiae was the first systematic exposition of Christian doctrine to introduce Aristotle as a prime authority. His eclectic work also contains elements of Neoplatonism and Augustinian and Arabic ideas. Alexander held that all created things, spiritual as well as corporeal, are made up of matter and form. This teaching became the central feature of Franciscan scholasticism and an important influence on St. Thomas Aquinas.
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The previous low was Alexander Of Hales, who was given a rating of 114 after being beaten nine lengths by Soldier Of Fortune in 2007.
He says, citing Alexander of Hales, Aquinas, and Suarez, that recent theologians "say that [the natural law] is the participation of the eternal law in a rational creature, and indeed divine.
The decision to establish communities in Paris (1219) and other university cities meant that a number of established professors like Alexander of Hales became Franciscans.
William of Auxerre and Alexander of Hales both maintain that most moral dilemmas are only apparent, for there is almost always an acceptable way of escaping wrongdoing that has merely been overlooked.
Beginning with Gregory, Dougherty then turns to the twelfth-century canon law scholar Gratian and his glossators, moves on to thirteenth-century thought with William of Auxerre, the tradition associated with Alexander of Hales in the Summa fratris Alexandri, Raymond Lull and Thomas Aquinas, and ends with the early fifteenth-century Thomist Johannes Capreolus.
lt;<The Theory of Alexander of Hales on the Efficacy of the Sacrament of Matrimony>>, Franciscan Studies 11 (1951) 69-130.
Cher, Alexander of Hales, Stephen Langton, Roger Roseth, and Peter of Candia.
In the summer Aidan O'Brien's Alexander Of Hales was a sound 50-1 each-way investment when he grabbed second in a Ballydoyle 1-2-3 in the Irish Derby.
The Vodafone Derby fifth travelled like a dream for Seamus Heffernan and kicked clear at the two-furlong pole for a jaw-dropping success from stablemates Alexander Of Hales and 6-4 favourite Eagle Mountain.
Soldier Of Fortune, clearly relishing the very soft conditions, took command with a furlong and a half to race before powering clear to slam 33/1 stable-companion Alexander Of Hales by no less than nine lengths, with 6/4 favourite Eagle Mountain (Kieren Fallon) third.
After assuming command just before the quarter-mile point, Soldier Of Fortune rocketed away from stablemates Alexander Of Hales (33-1) and 6-4 favourite Eagle Mountain to score in emphatic style.
The winner, who was fifth in the Vodafone Derby, travelled like a dream for Seamus Heffernan and kicked clear at the two-furlong pole for a jaw-dropping success from stablemates Alexander Of Hales and the 6-4 favourite, Eagle Mountain.