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Medieval Philosophy Essential Readings with Commentary

ISBN-10: 1405135654
ISBN-13: 9781405135658
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

This collection of readings with extensive editorial commentary brings together key texts of the most influential philosophers of the medieval era to provide a comprehensive introduction for students of philosophy. Features the writings of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Boethius, John Duns Scotus and other leading medieval thinkers Features several new translations of key thinkers of the medieval era, including John Buridan and Averroes Readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors, who are leading scholars in the field

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Logic and Epistemology
Philosophy, Theology, Logic, and the Sciences
Augustine on ancient philosophy
Anonymous 12th-century author on the division of science
Thomas Aquinas on the nature and scope of sacred doctrine
The Problem of Universals
Boethius against real universals
John of Salisbury on the controversy over universals
The Summa Lamberti on the properties of terms
William Ockham on universals
John Buridan on the predicables
Illumination vs. Abstraction, and Scientific Knowledge
Augustine on divine ideas and illumination
Thomas Aquinas on illumination vs. abstraction
Thomas Aquinas on our knowledge of the first principles of demonstration
Henry of Ghent on divine illumination
Duns Scotus on divine illumination
Knowledge and Skepticism
Augustine on the certainty of self-knowledge
Thomas Aquinas on whether the intellect can be false
Henry of Ghent on whether a human being can know anything
Nicholas of Autrecourt on skepticism about substance and causality
John Buridan on scientific knowledge
Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy of the Soul, Metaphysics
Hylomorphism, Causality, Natural Philosophy
Thomas Aquinas on the principles of nature
Thomas Aquinas on the mixture of elements
Giles of Rome on the errors of philosophers
Selections from the Condemnation of 1277
John Buridan on the theory of impetus
Human Nature and the Philosophy of the Soul
Augustine on the soul
Averroes on the immateriality of the intellect
Siger of Brabant on the intellective soul
Thomas Aquinas on the nature and powers of the human soul
John Buridan on the immateriality soul
Metaphysics, Existence and Essence
Avicenna on common nature
Thomas Aquinas on being and essence
John Buridan on essence and existence
God's Existence and Essence
Augustine on divine immutability
Anselm of Canterbury on God's existence
Thomas Aquinas on God's existence and simplicity
Practical Philosophy
Goodness and Being
Augustine on evil as the privation of goodness
Augustine on the origin of moral evil
Boethius on being and goodness
Thomas Aquinas on the convertibility of being and goodness
Freedom of the Will
Augustine on the "divided will"
Boethius on divine providence and the freedom of the will
Anselm of Canterbury on free will
Henry of Ghent on the primacy of the will
Virtues and Happiness
Boethius Dacus on the supreme good
Thomas Aquinas on happiness
Divine Law, Natural Law, Positive Law
Thomas Aquinas on natural law and positive law
John Duns Scotus on natural law and divine law
Selective Bibliography of Further Readings
Index

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