Die entdeckte Natur

Die entdeckte Natur : Untersuchungen zu Begrundungsversuchen einer "scientia naturalis" im 12. Jahrhundert

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From an epistemological perspective, the "discovery of nature" in the 12th century represents a fundamental change in the speculative understanding of nature. It provides an important philosophical impetus for the wider assimiliation of the Aristotelian corpus. At the same time, it leads to the development of an original and distinctively medieval model of natural philosophy.
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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 29.72mm | 718g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • German
  • 9004103457
  • 9789004103450

Table of contents


I. Accessus: Die "Renaissance" im 12. Jahrhundert und die Entdeckung der Natur- Gegenstand und Vorgehensweise
II. Natur ohne Buch Adelard von Bath
III. Bernhard von Chartres: Die kosmologische Grundlegung der Physik
IV. Die dynamische Ordnung der naturlichen Welt Wilhelm von Coches
V. Schopfung als naturliche Prozess Thierry von Chartres
VI. Explicit: Die entdeckte Natur und die Begrundung einer "scientia naturalis" - Bilanz und Ausblick

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'The book has been proofread extremely well and is as solid in its argument as it is clear in its exposition...Speer's careful analysis of the approach to natural science within each of these four author's works commands authority. His detailed citations both from the works discussed and from their sources underpin his argument.'
Charles Burnett, Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies, 1997.
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About Andreas Speer

Andreas Speer Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Bonn (1986); Habilitation in Philosophy, University of Cologne (1994); Asst. Professor at the Thomas-Institut (Cologne). His publications include studies on Bonaventure and medieval aesthetics as well as numerous articles on diverse topics on medieval philosophy and intellectual history. He is editor of several volumes of the "Miscelleanea Mediaevalia" and managing editor of the STGMA series.
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