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Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Winner of the Journal of the History of Ideas's Morris D. Forkosch prize This book traces the development thought about God and the relationship between God's being and activity from Aristotle, through the pagan Neoplatonists, to thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, and Aquinas (in the West) and Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas (in the East). The resulst is a comparative history of philosophical thought in the two halves of Christendom, providing a philosophical backdrop to the schism between the Eastern and Western churches.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; 1. The Aristotelian beginnings; 2. The prime mover; 3. Between Aristotle and Plotinus; 4. Plotinus and the theory of two acts; 5. The Plotinian heritage in the West; 6. Gods, demons and theurgy; 7. The formation of the eastern tradition; 8. The flowering of the eastern tradition; 9. Palamas and Aquinas; 10. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

Portrait

David Bradshaw is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky. He has published in a number of journals including Ancient Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Review of Metaphysics and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.

Pressestimmen

'... learned and carefully argued ...' Lloyd P. Gerson, University of Toronto 'Bradshaw's text admirably exposes a key philosophical divergence that rests at the heart of the East West schism. ... the text is a successful blend and extension of dissertation and supplemental research. ... his argument has great merit. Bradshaw succeeds in creating an important text that illuminates the shared foundations of eastern and western philosophy and theology, and should be taken seriously for its validation of a tradition that values the ontological as much as the epistemological.' British Journal for the History of Philosophy 'This book is ...worthy of deep respect.' The Westminster Theological Journal
EAN: 9780521828659
ISBN: 0521828651
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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