An appendix vindicating the soul’s immortality

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  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/417
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 58 Egerton ff 79-110
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises xxii.366
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      Facsimiles, vol. II, ff 1-64

Scope and Content

An Appendix Vindicating the Soules Immortality against Pomponatius & others. The Brutists Objections answered (viz, Pomponatius) An appendix vindicating the souls immortality against Pietro Pomponazzi and others. The Brutists objections answered: ‘§1. Of those that have written against the Naturall proofe of the Soules Immortality, Petrus Pomponatius a Learned Venetian is the chiefe whom his Schollar Cardinall Contarenus hath confuted,’


Thomas notes 'Cf. Tractatus de immortalitate animae (Bologna 1516) by Petrus Pomponatius.'

Other Finding Aids

Argent xxii.336; British Library, Egerton ff 79-110 (being the original)

Custodial History

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  • Pietro Pomponazzi (Petrus Pomponatius) (1462-1525) was an outstanding philosopher of the Italian Renaissance. See C B Schmitt, Q Skinner, E Kessler, J Kraye (eds) The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy (Cambridge 1988) and ODCC.'
  • For Cardinal Gasparo Contarini (1483-1542), diplomat, Venetian ambassador and theologian, see ODCC.