SIGER DE BRABANT [SIGHIER, SIGIERI, SYGERIUS], French.
The papal legate decided in 1266 that Siger was the ringleader,.
Rheims. For three years the strife continued, and was probably based on the opposition between the Averroists, Siger and Pierre Dubois, and the more orthodox schoolmen.
Siger retired from Paris to Liege.
Against Boetius of Denmark and Siger of Brabant.
Again Siger and Bernier de Nivelles were summoned to appear on a.
That Siger and Boetius fled to Italy and, according to John Peckham, archbishop of Canterbury, perished miserably.
The importance of Siger in philosophy lies in his acceptance of Averroism in its entirety, which drew upon him the opposition of Albertus Magnus and Aquinas.
By ecclesiastical authority, and during his whole life Siger was exposed to persecution both from the Church and from purely philosophic opponents.
See P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme latin du XIII e siecle (Fribourg, 1899); G.
Paris, "Siger de Brabant" in La Poesie du moyen age (1895); and an article in the Revue de Paris (Sept.
Siger of Brabant and Gottfried of Fontaines, chancellor of the university of Paris, taught Thomism at the Sorbonne; and through Humbert, abbot of Prulli, the doctrine won admission to the Cistercian order.
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