9780131585959

Philosophic Classics, Volume II : Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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    9780131585959

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    0131585959

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The abundant selections in this anthology of medieval philosophical readings helps the reader put philosophical inquiry into context and features some of the best translations available today.The readings in this anthology represent the towering medieval thinkers-Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and William of Ockham-discussing a variety of topics, including questions on the nature of universals, the nature and essence of God, the relationship of God to time and creation, and the ability of humans to know God and creation.For anyone who wants a readable and accessible collection of metaphysical and epistemological selections from medieval philosophy.

Table of Contents

Prologue I: Early Christianity
Clement of Alexandria Tertullian Origen
Prologue II: Other Foundational Documents
Philo of Alexandria On the Account of the World's Creation Given by Moses(2-6, 44-46)
Enneads(Ennead I, Tractate 6)-new translation
Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite
The Divine Names(Chapter 4, Sections 18-21, 30; 7,3)
On the Free Choice of the Will(Book II)
Confessions(Book VIII, 5, 8-12; and XI, 14-28)
City of God(Book VIII, Chapters 1-12; XI, 26; XII, 1-9; XIX, 11-17)
Early Medieval Philosophy
Boethius
Commentary on Isagoge of Porphyry(Book I, Chapters 10-11)
The Consolation of Philosophy(Book V, Chapter 6)
On the Division of Nature(Book I, Chapters 1-7, 11-12, 13-14)
Proslogion(Preface, Chapters 1-4)
Debate
Ethics(Prologue, Chapters 1-3, 10-12) Hildegard of Bingen
Scivias(Book I, Vision 4, Chapters 16-20)
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