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Charles Lohr

(New York 1925-2015)

He taught theology and the history of philosophy at Fordham University and the University of Freiburg (Germany). In 1971 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue his research into medieval theology and history at the Raimundus-Lullus Institute at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, where he was director from 1974 to 1990.

He was an authority on the subjects of Ramon Lull and the philosophical tradition inspired by the work of Aristotle. He authored and edited many books and articles in German and English. As a scholar he is mainly known for his editions of medieval and Renaissance commentaries on the works of Aristotle: Latin Aristotle commentaries, 1,1. Medieval authors: A-L (2013); Latin Aristotle commentaries, 1,2. Medieval authors: M-Z (2010); Latin Aristotle Commentaries: II. Renaissance Authors (1988). Among his outstanding works as a Lullist, the critical edition of Llull’s Latin works, which includes Raimundus Lullus, Compendium logicae Algazelis (1967) and Raimundus Lullus, Die neue Logik/ Logica nova (1985), is particularly noteworthy.



The thinking machine

Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria