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Joannes Scotus Erigena (c. 810–c. 877)

Erigena, Joannes Scotus (skō’tus e-rij’en-ä). A renowned mediæval philosopher of the ninth century. He was an Irishman, as indicated by the surnames Scotus (which in that age meant Irish) and Erigena (of Irish extraction). His life seems to have been passed mostly in France. He was a Platonist rather than an Aristotelian. His greatest work is ‘Of the Division of Nature,’ in which he holds for the identity of philosophy and religion, and repels the claim of authority in matters of religious belief.