John Scottus Eriugena
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John Scottus Eriugena

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This volume provides a brief and accessible introduction to the 9th-century philosopher and theologian John Scottus Eriugena, who was perhaps the most important philosophical thinker to appear in Latin Christendom in the period between Augustine and Anselm. Eriugena was known as the interpreter of Greek thought to the Latin West, particularly as teacher to Frankish emperor Charles the Bald, and this book emphasizes the relation of Eriugena's thought to his Greek and Latin sources, while also looking at his speculative philosophy.show more

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 148.3 x 224.5 x 15mm | 331.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195113616
  • 9780195113617

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Each chapter is replete with superlative notes, reflecting Carabine's intimate familiarity with the corpus of Eriugenian scholarship and her keen interest in putting the beginner on the trail of resources helpful for further exploration of the various concerns she addresses directly (or alludes to) in her overview. * American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly * Carabine very helpfully conveys the general features of Eriugenian metaphysics in this introduction to his life and thought. * American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly * [Carabine's] work shines in its faithful highlighting of the, as it were, upside-down metaphysical perspective of this Irish thinker. * American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly * What may particularly distinguish this introduction from others is the attention it gives to points of contemporary relevance in Eriugena's thought. * American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly *show more

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