; ontologyofaccidents; condicio-theory of accidents Introduction In his commentary on Aristotle’s Physics Nicole Oresme (c. 1320-1382) pro- pounds a very speciﬁc theory of the ontological status of accidents. The term “condicio” is highly characteristic of Oresme’s terminology in denoting the ontological
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Oresme expounds his ontologyofaccidents for the rst time in Qu. I.5, where he discusses whether “ens” is said univocally of substances and accidents. There are presented three major opinions on the nature of accidents, the third
imaginary as a numbering or measure but real as successive motion, is modeled on Hobbes’ explicit distinction between imaginary and real space. But it also conforms to his more generally ambivalent conception of the ontologyofaccidents. As Leijenhorst has observed, Hobbes presents a “curious two