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Thomas Wilton [1] (active from 1288 to 1322) was an English theologian and scholastic philosopher, a pupil of Duns Scotus, [2] a teacher at the University of Oxford and then the University of Paris, where he taught Walter Burley. [2] He was a Fellow of Merton College from about 1288. [3]

He attacked some of Burley's theses. [4] He wrote on and rejected the theory of motion of Averroes, [5] provoking a reply by John of Jandun. [6] In discussing the eternity of the world, he connects the views of Maimonides and Aquinas. [7]

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  1. Thomas of Wilton, Thomas de Wilton, Thomas Wylton, Thomas de Wylton.
  2. 1 2 Harjeet Singh Gill, Signification in language and culture, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002, p. 109.
  3. Jorge J. E. Gracia, Timothy B. Noone, A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (2003), p. 666.
  4. John Marenbon, Medieval Philosophy (1998), p. 369.
  5. Cecelia Trifogli, Oxford Physics in the Thirteenth Century (ca. 1250-1270) (2000), p. 65.
  6. Cecelia Trifogli, Averroes's Doctrine of Time, p. 67, in Pasquale Porro (editor), The Medieval Concept of Time (2001).
  7. J. M. M. H. Thijssen, The Response to Thomas p. 91 in Jozef Wissink (editor), The Eternity of the World in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas and His Contemporaries (1990)