Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy : Philosophy between 500 and 1500

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Research on medieval philosophy has advanced greatly in the last thirty years, but there has not been a comprehensive encyclopedia summarizing the current research available. This two-volume reference work fills that void.

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE. It contains general entries on medieval philosophers and medieval philosophies and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area, but it also provides more in-depth details and analyses of particular theories. Furthermore, in order to gain an insight into the social and cultural context of the material, entries are included on the teaching of philosophy, the career of philosophers, and the place of philosophy within the universities.

Complete with cross-references between key words and related essays to enable efficient searches, this Encyclopedia is exhaustive, unprecedented, and user-friendly. It is indispensable for scholars of medieval philosophy and of the history of ideas, and it is also useful for anyone interested in medieval ideas and thought.
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  • Mixed media product | 1422 pages
  • 193 x 260mm
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2011
  • XLVI, 1422 p. Print + eReference. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
  • 1402097301
  • 9781402097300

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"This two-volume tome is the first encyclopedia on medieval philosophy published in English. ... Each entry begins with an abstract and ends with references and a bibliography divided into primary and secondary sources. ... it is very much tailored for scholars and researchers who have some idea what they are looking for." (Bradford Lee Eden, Reference Reviews, Vol. 25 (7), 2011)
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About Henrik Lagerlund

Henrik Lagerlund is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. He has published dozens of articles and reviews and has written the book Modal Syllogistics in the Middle Ages. He was the editor of Mental Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy, and he was co-editor of two other books: Emotions and Choice from Boethius to Descartes; and Forming the Mind: The Mind/Body Problem(s) in Late Medieval and Early Modern Thought, which was published by Springer in 2006.

The Section Editors of the Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy are:

Professor Cristina D'Ancona, University of Pisa, Italy
Professor Katerina Ierodiakonou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Professor Bonnie Kent, UC Irvine, USA
Professor Peter King, University of Toronto, Canada
Professor Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki, Finland
Professor Jill Kraye, Warburg Institute, University of London, United Kingdom
Professor Alain de Libera, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Professor Alfonso Maieru, University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy
Professor John Marenbon, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professor Emeritus A. S. McGrade, University of Connecticut, USA
Professor Dominik Perler, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Professor Tamar Rudavsky, Ohio State University, USA
Professor Hans Thijssen, Radbout Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Professor Rega Wood, Stanford University, USA
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