The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

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September 2003



Spanning a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and beyond, this volume takes its readers into one of the most exciting periods in the history of philosophy. It includes not only the thinkers of the Latin West but also the profound contributions of Islamic and Jewish philosophers such as Avicenna and Maimonides. Leading specialists examine what it was like to study philosophy in the cultures and institutions of the Middle Ages. Supplementary material includes chronological charts and biographies of the major thinkers.


Preface; Abbreviations and forms of reference; Introduction A. S. McGrade; 1. Medieval philosophy in context Steven P. Marrone; 2. Two distinctive medieval ideas: eternity and hierarchy John Marenbon and D. E. Luscombe; 3. Language and logic E. J. Ashworth; 4. Philosophy in Islam Therese-Anne Druart; 5. Jewish philosophy Idit Dobbs-Weinstein; 6. Metaphysics: God and being Stephen P. Menn; 7. Creation and nature Edith Dudley Sylla; 8. Natures: the problem of universals Gyula Klima; 9. Human nature Robert Pasnau; 10. The moral life Bonnie D. Kent; 11. Ultimate goods: happiness and bliss James McEvoy; 12. Political thought Annabel S. Brett; 13. Medieval philosophy in later thought P. J. FitzPatrick and John Haldane; 14. Transmission and translation of medieval philosophical texts Thomas Williams; Chronology; Major events in medieval history; Biographies of major medieval philosophers; Bibliography; Index.


A. S. McGrade is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.


'... an excellent introduction, commendably fulfilling its requirements.' Journal of Religious Studies 'The latest addition to the Cambridge Companion series contains much that will be useful to the student of mediaeval philosophy ...' The Philosophical Quarterly
EAN: 9780521806039
ISBN: 0521806038
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companions to Philos'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 424 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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