In 1500 the universities reigned over European intellectual life. Their organizational structures were closely modelled on the thirteenth-century prototypes from which they derived, and the content of their philosophical instruction generally conformed to the tenets of scholastic Aristotelianism already described. Those tenets engaged with more than just the formal characteristics of explanation, however; they were also tightly entwined with a picture of the structure and makeup of the physical universe.
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