The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

5 (1 rating by Goodreads)
Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This Handbook is intended to show the links between the philosophy written in the Middle Ages and that being done today. Essays by over twenty medieval specialists, who are also familiar with contemporary discussions, explore areas in logic and philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy and philosophy of religion. Each topic has been chosen because it is of present philosophical interest, but a more or less similar set of questions was also discussed in the Middle Ages. No party-line has been set about the extent of the similarity. Some writers (e.g. Panaccio on Universals; Cesalli on States of Affairs) argue that there are the closest continuities. Others (e.g. Thom on Logical Form; Pink on Freedom of the Will) stress the differences. All, however, share the aim of providing new analyses of medieval texts and of writing in a manner that is clear and comprehensible to philosophers who are not medieval specialists. The Handbook begins with eleven chapters looking at the history of medieval philosophy period by period, and region by region. They constitute the fullest, most wide-ranging and up-to-date chronological survey of medieval philosophy available. All four traditions - Greek, Latin, Islamic and Jewish (in Arabic, and in Hebrew) - are considered, and the Latin tradition is traced from late antiquity through to the seventeenth century and beyond.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 184 x 250 x 44mm | 1,378.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195379489
  • 9780195379488
  • 1,458,238

Review quote

Edited by Marenbon, this volume succeeds remarkably well in its attempt to be a state-of-the-art overview of analytic approaches to medieval philosophy * CHOICE *show more

About Dr. John Marenbon

John Marenbon is Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author Boethius, among other titlesshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. Making the Case for Medieval Philosophy, John Marenbon ; I. A Survey of Medieval Philosophy ; 1. The Late Ancient Background to Medieval Philosophy, John Marenbon ; 2. Greek philosophy, Borje Byden and Katerina Ierodiakonou ; 3. Arabic Philosophy before Avicenna, Peter Adamson ; 4. Avicenna and Afterwards, Nadja Germann ; 5. Averroes and Philosophy in Islamic Spain, Matteo Di Giovanni ; 6. Jewish Philosophy in Arabic, Charles Manekin ; 7. Jewish Philosophy in Hebrew, Steven Harvey ; 8. Latin Philosophy to 1200, Christophe Erismann ; 9. Latin Philosophy 1200-1350, Russell Friedman ; 10. Latin philosophy 1350-1550, John Marenbon ; 11. Medieval philosophy after the Middle Ages, Jacob Schmutz ; II. Issues in Medieval Philosophy ; Logic and Philosophy of Language ; 12. Logical Form, Paul Thom ; 13. Propositional Logic, Christopher J. Martin ; 14. Modality, Simo Knuuttila ; 15. Theories of Meaning, Margaret Cameron ; 16. Mental Language, Martin Lenz ; Metaphysics and Epistemology ; 17. Universals, Claude Panaccio ; 18. Being, Gyula Klima ; 19. States of Affairs, Laurent Cesalli ; 20. Parts, Wholes, and Identity, Andrew Arlig ; 21. Material Substance, Henrik Lagerlund ; 22. Mind and Hylomorphism, Robert Pasnau ; 23. Body and Soul, Peter King ; 24. Eternity, Taneli Kukkonen ; 25. Skepticism, Dominik Perler ; Moral Psychology, Ethics, Political Philosophy and Aesthetics ; 26. Freedom of the Will, Thomas Pink ; 27. Moral Intention, Ian Wilks ; 28. Virtue and Law, Terence Irwin ; 29. Natural Law, Anthony Lisska ; 30. Rights, Cary Nederman ; 31. Aesthetics, Andreas Speer ; Philosophy of Religion ; 32. Arguments for the Existence of God, Graham Oppy ; 33. Philosophy and the Trinity, Richard Crossshow more

Rating details

1 ratings
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X