<biography, history of philosophy> English philosopher (1170-1253). Grosseteste used Arabic and Jewish commentaries on the philosophy of Aristotle to develop his own scientific and religious theories, using practical experimentation to study the nature of light. Recommended Reading: James McEvoy, Robert Grosseteste, Exegete and Philosopher (Variorum, 1994); Robert Grosseteste - On the Six Days of Creation: A Translation of the Hexaemeron, tr. by C.F.J. Martin (British Academy, 1999); and James McEvoy, Robert Grosseteste (Oxford, 2000).
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