Albertus Magnus

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Albertus Magnus

Saint. original name Albert, Count von Böllstadt. ?1193-- 1280, German scholastic philosopher; teacher of Thomas Aquinas and commentator on Aristotle. Feast day: Nov. 15

Albertus Magnus


(also Albert of Bollstádt). Born circa 1193; died Nov. 15, 1280. German philosopher and theologian; representative of orthodox scholasticism; Dominican monk (from 1223).

Albertus Magnus studied in Padua and taught in Paris and in Cologne and other German cities. Through his commentaries on the works of Aristotle, he initiated a reorientation and encyclopedic systematization of Catholic theology on the basis of Aristotelianism, which was completed by his disciple Thomas Aquinas. Albertus, together with Thomas Aquinas, led the struggle against oppositional tendencies in scholasticism—against heresies and Averroism. His interpretation of universals was influenced by Ibn Sina (Avi-cenna). He was noted among the scholars of the 13th century for the exceptional versatility of his knowledge in the most diverse fields, in particular in the field of natural science. He wrote treatises on minerals, plants, animals, and so on.


Opera omnia, vols. 1–38. Paris, 1890–99.
In Russian translation:
“O rasteniiakh.” In Agrikul’tura ν pamiatnikakh Zap. srednevekov’ia. [Collection of articles.] Moscow-Leningrad, 1936.


Trakhtenberg, O. V. Ocherki po istorii zap.-evrop. sr.-vek. filosofii. Moscow, 1957. Pages 101–103.
Pelster, F. Kritische Studien zum Leben und zu den Schriften Alberts des Grossen. Freiburg, 1920.
Balss, H. Albertus Magnus als Biologe. Stuttgart, 1947.
Liertz, R. Albert der Grosse. Münster, 1948.
Michaud-Quantin, P. La psychologie de l’active chez Albert le Grand. Paris, 1966.


References in periodicals archive ?
Weill-Parot pursues these problems in al-Kindi, Guillaume d'Auvergne, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, and then more briefly in Matteo d'Aquasparta, John Peckham, Pierre d'Auvergne, Michael Scot, Cecco d'Ascoli, John of Eschenden, Leopoldus of Austria, Taddeo da Parma, John of Saxe, Andreas de Sommaria, Nicole Oresme, Heinrich von Langenstein, Arnaud de Villeneuve, Pietro d'Abano, Guy de Chauliac, and various other fourteenth-century physicians.
To make her case, she claims that Pseudo-Albertus Magnus was a follower of Albertus Magnus and that Albertus Magnus articulated a natural philosophy "based on Aristotle" - indeed, that he was "the master of thirteenth century Aristotelian science" (p.
Albertus Magnus acquires wireless security system to protect students and educators
The material on reproduction in the New Albertus Magnus was drawn from various ancient and medieval authors, including Albertus Magnus, Aristotle, Galen, Pliny, and Avicenna.
McNamara, President of Albertus Magnus College; Peyton R.
Offerings include the intellectual underpinnings of the era's understanding of anatomy and physiology, with a focus on the contributions of Albertus Magnus, the texts Dante is likely to have read, particularly that of Galen, Dante's perceptions of embryology and the source of the soul, Dante's choice of the theological over the medical, perhaps because he was not as familiar with the latter, the relationship of gluttony to salvation, and the dissection-like narratives of wounding and flaying, the links between the studies of the human body and of the divine Incarnation, and reconfiguration of both through transcendence, transfiguration, ascension and assumption.
The three appropriate essays are, the medical knowledge of Albertus Magnus (d.
New Haven is a hub of advanced learning, home to Yale University, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven, Albertus Magnus College and Gateway Community-Technical College.
Albertus Magnus 8, Anna Maria 0; Albertus Magnus 7, Anna Maria 5: Corey McNair went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs for the AmCats (3-10) in the second game of pair of losses to the Falcons (7-6) in West Haven, Conn.
Cole (English and creative writing, Albertus Magnus College, Connecticut) composed this "experimental memoir" remembering and rediscovering her mother Alice Parson in four non- chronological sections, using different means of storytelling: letters she wrote to her mother after her 1990 death, transcriptions of conversations between mother and daughter and the author's reflections that shed light on the circumstances and passions that drove Alice to a lifetime in unpaid or underpaid educational and cultural work, the diaries of a fourteen-year-old Alice and of the author more recently.
She has served in the financial aid offices at Albertus Magnus College, Fairfield University and the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center.