Medieval Philosophy An Historical and Philosophical Introduction

ISBN-10: 041528113X

ISBN-13: 9780415281133

Edition: 2006

Authors: John Marenbon
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Description: An exploration of medieval philosophy, this work looks at the subject's history, techniques and concepts. It gives an account of the history of philosophy in the Middle Ages - discussing the main writers and ideas, the social and intellectual contexts, and the important concepts used in medieval philosophy.

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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

John Marenbon is a senior research fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, honorary professor of medieval philosophy at Cambridge, and a fellow of the British Academy. He is the author and editor of many books, including "Abelard in Four Dimensions", "The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy", "The Cambridge Companion to Boethius, "and" Medieval Philosophy: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction."

Preface
Methods of reference
Abbreviations
Introduction
The ancient traditions in medieval philosophy
What was ancient philosophy?
Some Aristotelian themes
Plato, and the Hellenistic Schools
Plotinus's Neoplatonism
Porphyry and Aristotelian logic
Iamblichus and Proclus
Old and new religions
Translations, Latin philosophy and the Latin Fathers
Augustine
Old traditions and new beginnings
Boethius and the logical curriculum at the end of antiquity
The problem of prescience in Boethius's 'Consolation'
Monks and encyclopaedists: the Latin West from 525-780
Philosophy and a manuscript culture
The last pagan philosophers, and their Christian pupils
Eternity and the universe: Augustine, Boethius and Philoponus
The East, from Justinian to the Umayyads
The varieties of philosophy under the 'Abbasids
Alcuin and philosophy at the court of Charlemagne
John Scottus Eriugena and the ninth century
Gottschalk, Eriugena and his contemporaries on predestination and salvation
Commentary traditions: Byzantium and the Latin West
Priscianus ad regem Osdroe
Traditions apart
The beginnings of medieval Jewish philosophy
The kalam tradition
Arabic free-thinkers?
Farabi
Ismailis and Neoplatonists
Avicenna
Ancient philosophy, logic and metaphysics in the eleventh-century Latin West
Anselm
Anselm's 'ontological' argument
Psellos, Italos, and the twelfth-century Byzantine Aristotelians
Latin philosophy in the twelfth century
Logic and grammar at the turn of the twelfth century
Peter Abelard
Abelard on universals
Abelard, the Philosophus and the ancient philosophers
Abelard and early medieval ethics
The schools, Platonism and William of Conches
Gilbert of Poitiers
Abelard and Gilbert on possibility
The beginnings of Latin scholastic theology
The Platonisms of the later twelfth century
Platonism and poetry
The Parisian schools of the later twelfth century
Beyond Paris: the scientists and the translators
The variety and distinctiveness of twelfth-century Latin philosophy
Philosophy in twelfth-century Islam
Islamic theology and Avicenna
Suhrawardi - theosophist or philosopher?
Philosophy in al-Andalus
Averroes
Marriage in the Republic
Maimonides and Jewish Aristotelianism
Philosophy in Paris and Oxford, 1200-77
Paris and Oxford universities: the translations, the curriculum and the forms of philosophical writing
Pseudepigrapha and the medieval Aristotle
Grammar and logic
Arts Masters and theologians: 1200-50
Theology in Paris: Bonaventure and Albert the Great
Thomas Aquinas
Aquinas and the historiography of medieval philosophy
The five ways
Aquinas on eternity and prescience
Latin Averroism: the Paris Arts Faculty in the 1260s and 1270s
The eternity of the world: Bonaventure, Aquinas and Boethius of Dacia
The potential intellect, Aquinas, Averroes and Siger of Brabant
The 1277 condemnations and their significance
Philosophy in the universities, 1280-1400
The Albertine tradition
Henry of Ghent, Godfrey of Fontaines and Peter John Olivi
Duns Scotus
Scotus, the King of France and the Jews
Scotus on possibility
Between Scotus and Ockham
William of Ockham
Ockham and the problem of prescience
The Paris Arts Faculty and fourteenth-century Averroism
Oxford and Paris theology after Ockham
Holcot and the philosophers
Logica modernorum
John Buridan
The late fourteenth century
How far can you go? Biagio Pelacani di Parma
Philosophy outside the universities, 1200-1400
Outside the universities: philosophy, courts and the vernacular in the Latin West
Byzantine philosophy
Philosophy in Islam
Jewish philosophy
Not an epilogue: 'medieval' philosophy, 1400-1700
Guide to further reading and material
Bibliography
Index
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