Medieval Thought

Medieval Thought

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The Middle Ages span a period of well over a millennium: from the emperor Constantine's Christian conversion in 312 to the early sixteenth century. During this time there was remarkable continuity of thought, but there were also many changes made in different philosophies: various breaks, revivals, and rediscoveries. David Luscombe's history of Medieval Thought steers a clear path through this long period, beginning with the three greatest influences on medieval philosophy: Augustine, Boethius, and Pseudo-Denis, and focusing on Alcuin, Abelard, Anselm, Aquinas, Ockham, Duns Scotus, and Eckhart amongst others in the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Medieval philosophy is widely regarded as having a theological and religious orientation, but more recently attention has been given to the early study of logic, language, and the philosophy of science. This history therefore gives a fascinating insight into medieval views on aspects such as astronomy, materialism, perception, and the nature of the soul.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0192891790
  • 9780192891792
  • 826,808

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"It is one of the strengths of this study that Luscombe explores the variety and subtlety of medieval thought in logic, the philosophy of language, psychology, natural philosophy, and ethics, as well as discussing God and the soul."--Choice "It is one of the strengths of this study that Luscombe explores the variety and subtlety of medieval thought in logic, the philosophy of language, psychology, natural philosophy, and ethics, as well as discussing God and the soul."--Choice "It is one of the strengths of this study that Luscombe explores the variety and subtlety of medieval thought in logic, the philosophy of language, psychology, natural philosophy, and ethics, as well as discussing God and the soul."--Choice "It is one of the strengths of this study that Luscombe explores the variety and subtlety of medieval thought in logic, the philosophy of language, psychology, natural philosophy, and ethics, as well as discussing God and the soul."--Choice
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The Middle Ages span a period of well over a millennium: from the emperor Constantine's Christian conversion in 312 to the early sixteenth century. During this time there was remarkable continuity of thought, but there were also many changes made in different philosophies: various breaks, revivals and rediscoveries. David Luscombe's history of Medieval Thought steers a clear path through this long period, beginning with three great influences on medieval philosophy: Augustine, Boethius, and Pseudo-Denis, and focusing on Alcuin, then Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, Ockham, Duns Scotus, and Eckhart amongst others from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Medieval philosophy is widely regarded as having a theological and religious orientation, but more recently attention has been given to the early study of logic, language, and the philosophy of science. This history therefore gives a fascinating insight into medieval views on aspects such as astronomy, materialism, perception, and the nature of the soul, as well as of God.
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About David Luscombe

David Luscombe is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield.
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Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Three authorities ; 2. The beginnings of medieval philosophy ; 3. The revival of the eleventh and twelfth centuries ; 4. The enlargement of the field of thought in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries ; 7. The fourteenth century ; 8. The fifteenth century ; Notes; Index
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