An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy

An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy

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Takes the student step-by-step through the intellectual problems of Medieval thought, explaining the principal lines of argument from Augustine of Hippos to the sixteenth century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 138.7 x 216.2 x 11.9mm | 213.19g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748607900
  • 9780748607907
  • 2,171,878

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Philosophical concepts permeate Medieval history and literature but, until now, there has been no specific introduction to the philosophy of the middle ages. This accessible textbook takes the student step-by-step through the intellectual problems of Medieval thought, explaining the principal lines of argument from Augustine of Hippo (d.430) to the 16th century. Emphasising the relationship between reason and faith, the author describes how and why Medieval philosophers saw their task as the development of a tradition handed down authoritatively. The first general introduction of its kind, this book will give students from a wide range of disciplines an essential philosophical understanding of the Medieval period.show more

Table of contents

What is this book?; authority and tradition; the question; Augustine and the Augustinian tradition; an alternative tendency; the discovery of Aristotle; reactions to Aristotle.show more

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I enjoyed reading it and foundit more accessible than the competing introductions. I would recommend Martin's book to philosophy students as a first read in preference toothers. -- Dr Stephen Makin, University ofSheffield I enjoyed reading it and foundit more accessible than the competing introductions. I would recommend Martin's book to philosophy students as a first read in preference toothers.show more

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