Dominicus Gundissalinus (ca. 1120 – post 1191)
In a nutshell
Dominicus Gundissalinus or Gundisalvi was a translator and philosopher who worked in Toledo (Spain) during the second half of the 12th century. He has been the Latin initiator of crucial tendencies that would mark much of the later medieval discussion in ontology and natural philosophy.
– universal hylomorphism
– plurality of substantial forms
– hylomorphism as the ontological correspondent to possible existence
– rejection of the theory of primordial chaos
N. Polloni, The Twelfth-Century Renewal of Latin Metaphysics (Toronto: PIMS, 2020).
Texts currently included in the prime matter library
– Gundissalinus, De processione mundi (= The Procession of the World)
– Gundissalinus, De unitate et uno (= On Unity and the One)