An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy Basic Concepts

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-17
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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By exploring the philosophical character of some of the greatest medieval thinkers, An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy provides a rich overview of philosophy in the world of Latin Christianity. Explores the deeply philosophical character of such medieval thinkers as Augustine, Boethius, Eriugena, Anselm, Aquinas, Bonaventure, Scotus, and Ockham Reviews the central features of the epistemological and metaphysical problem of universals Shows how medieval authors adapted philosophical ideas from antiquity to apply to their religious commitments Takes a broad philosophical approach of the medieval era by,taking account of classical metaphysics, general culture, and religious themes

Author Biography

Reverend Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Philosophical Quarterly and as Chaplain in Queen's Court Residential College for Freshmen.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Faith and Reasonp. 9
Godp. 37
The Divine Ideasp. 61
The Problem of Universalsp. 87
The Transcendentalsp. 111
Cosmos and Naturep. 141
Soulp. 173
Conclusionp. 202
Glossaryp. 206
Historical Figuresp. 217
Referencesp. 222
Index of Namesp. 237
Index of Termsp. 242
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