A History of Balance, 1250-1375: The Emergence of a New by Joel Kaye

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The right of stability and its organization with what's ordered, simply, and healthy remained unchanged during the medieval interval. The primary position dispensed to stability within the workings of nature and society additionally remained unchanged. What replaced in the tradition of scholasticism, among nearly 1280 and 1360, was once the emergence of a vastly extended feel of what stability is and will be. during this groundbreaking heritage of stability, Joel Kaye unearths that this new experience of stability and its prospects grew to become the foundation of a brand new version of equilibrium, formed and shared via the main acute and leading edge thinkers of the interval. via a spotlight on 4 disciplines - scholastic monetary proposal, political idea, clinical proposal, and traditional philosophy - Kaye's e-book finds that this new version of equilibrium spread out outstanding new vistas of creative and speculative probability, making attainable a profound re-thinking of the realm and its workings.

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At the same time, it contributed to the associative link between the stated goal of aequalitas and the idea and image of balance – an association that had many contributing sources. , the process itself of attaining that end), so over the whole of the medieval period the concept of aequalitas applied to both the passive goal of equality and the active process of equalization. While the ideal of exchange aequalitas held firm over these two centuries of rapid commercialization and urbanization, and while the words designating this ideal held fairly firm as well, the spoken and unspoken meanings attached to this ideal changed profoundly.

II, col. 813. ” See also Noonan, Usury, 90–1. 36 A History of Balance, 1250–1375 the profit made from the trade, in addition to the original sum he lent. Here we have a case where the uncertainty of risk, borne solely by the lender, would seem to expand the mathematical equality required in loan contracts, rendering licit the lender’s acceptance of a sum ultra sortem. But Pope Gregory disagrees, or so the wording of Naviganti would have it, and he charges the sedentary merchant in such cases with usury.

Despite their recognition of these dichotomies, theologians and canon lawyers remained confident that they could carry their exalted ideal of aequalitas into the marketplace as the essential test of licit exchange. As we will see, however, the aequalitas that emerged from its immersion in the marketplace in the second half of the thirteenth century was far, far different from the one that had entered it a century and a half earlier. The goal of the judges remained consistent over this period: to align economic rules and behavior with the ideal of equality/justice.

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