POMPONAZZI FILOLOGO ARISTOTELICO
Keywords:Pietro Pomponazzi, Aristotle, De sensu et sensato, Renaissance Philology, University Teaching
The article focuses on Pomponazzi’s unpublished course on the De sensu et sensato (1524/1525). Based on a few illustrative examples, I argue that, despite the use of anti-humanistic tropes, Pomponazzi often engages in linguistic exegeses of Aristotle’s text, the different editions of which he carefully compares. In a number of cases, he even corrects his Latin reference edition. The article thus emphasizes both exegetical and didactic aspects of Pomponazzi’s way of dealing with texts and provides the opportunity to challenge or to nuance some historiographical commonplaces about his intellectual profile. Moreover, such an inquiry on Pomponazzi’s university courses sheds new light on the philosophical and cultural context of the Italian Renaissance.