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284, n. 52). Amour is clearly dated 5 October 1256 (Chartularium Univ. Paris. 1: 331-33, n. 288). 72 Th. 54 § 24, (ed. 1627) p. 176. 73 Sum. theol. 3 (ed. " See Libellus de unitate intellectus contra Averroistas (ed. Colon.  17/1, Proleg. §§ 1-2). LIFE AND WORKS OF ST. ALBERT 35 ted provincial (1254), he explicitly decreed that every friar "is absolutely forbidden the use of vehicles on his journeys," allowing only rare exceptions to this rule. "74 While Albert was provincial of Teutonia (1254-57), he wrote his paraphrase of Aristotle's De anima, as clearly shown by Basel, Univ.
WEISHEIPL printed editions. Albert's audacity in lecturing on Aristotle's philosophy in a theological studium is another example not only of his independence, but also of his conviction that philosophy and science are indispensable for theological studies. It was this same conviction and audacity that prompted him to "rewrite" the whole of Peripatetic philosophy. This conviction he would help embody in the first ratio studiorum for the Dominicans in 1259. Albert was an indefatigable student not only of nature, but of everything the ancients, particularly the "Peripatetics," had to say about philosophy, which for him was the totality of human, natural knowledge.
But he was completely out of touch 26 See J. A. Weisheipl, Friar Thomas a"Aquino: His Life, Thought and Works (Garden City: Doubleday, 1974), p. 153. 30, ed. Thomas, p. 363 lines 2-3. 28 Henry of Herford, p. 201; Loe, p. 277, n. 5. 29 Metheor. 5: "Ego autem cum multis aliis anno ab incarnatione Domini MCCXL in Saxonia vidi cometem quasi iuxta polum septentrionalem, et proiecit radios suos inter Orientem et Meridiem, magis dirigendo eos ad Orientem; et constat quod ibi non fuit via alicuius planetae" (ed.
Albertus Magnus and the Sciences (Studies and Texts) by James A. Weisheipl