Morzillo, Sebastian Fox

Morzillo, Sebastian Fox a Spanish philosopher, was born about 1523 at Seville; and, after studying at the high schools of his own country, went to France, and finally finished his studies at the University of Louvain (Belgium), and applied himself with particular care to the history of the quarrels of the Platonicans and Peripatetics. At the early age of nineteen he published a treatise on philosophy. Philip II called him home as preceptor for his son Don Carlos. but on his voyage to enter on his charge of the infante the vessel was wrecked and he perished (1560). Contemporary authors have bestowed on him great praise. Vossius calls him "philosophum prsestantissimum et doctissimum." Notwithstanding his untimely death, we have several valuable works from him: In topica Ciceronis Paraphrasis et scholia (Anvers, 1550, 8vo): — De Inmitatione, sive de informandi styli ractione (ibid. 1554 8vo): — In Platonis Timaeum commentarius (Basle 1554, fol.): — Compendium ethices philosophiae ex Platone, Aristotele aliisque autoribus collectuon (ibid. 1554, 8vo): — De natura Philosophiae, seu de Platonis et Aristotelis consensione lib. v. (Louvain, 1554, 8vo Paris, 1560, 1589, 8vo; Lyons, 1622, 8vo), which latter work, according to Boivin, "is perhaps the best and most solid that has been written on this subject," though he adds that the subject has not been treated exhaustively: — De Usu et Exercitatione Dialecticae; De Demonstratione; De Juventute, De Honore (Basle, 1556, 8vo): — De Regno et regis Institutione lib. iii (Antwerp, 1556, 8vo): — In Phaedonem (Basle, 1556. fol.): — De Historiae Institutione (Antwerp, 1557, 1564, 8vo).

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