Philosophic Classics

Philosophic Classics : Volume II: Medieval Philosophy

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This anthology of readings in Western Medieval philosophy represents the towering medieval thinkers--Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and William of Ockham--as well as other medieval figures. It features the best available translations of books--complete works or complete selections of works--which are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the "canon." The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Includes Introductions to each historical period and to each philosopher, and an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline. KEY TOPICS: EARLY CHRISTIAN DOCUMENTS. Jesus. Paul and the Early Church. The Church Fathers. OTHER FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS. Philo of Alexandria. Plotinus. Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite. AUGUSTINE. EARLY MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY. Boethius. John Scotus Eriugena. Anselm (and Guanilo). Peter Abelard. Hildegard of Bingen. John of Salisbury. ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PHILOSOPHY IN THE MIDDLE AGES. Avicenna. al-Ghazali. Averroes. Moses Maimonides. THIRTEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY. Robert Grosseteste. Roger Bacon. Bonaventure. THOMAS AQUINAS. LATE MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY. John Duns Scotus. William of Ockham. Meister Eckhart. Catherine of Siena.Nicholas Cusanas. GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA. MARKET: For anyone interested in Medieval Philosophy.
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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 0130213152
  • 9780130213150

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PROLOGUE I: EARLY CHRISTIANITY Justin MartyrClement of AlexandriaTertullianOrigen PROLOGUE II: OTHER FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS Philo of Alexandria On the Account of the World's Creation Given by Moses (2-6, 44-46) Plotinus. Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate 6)-new translation Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite. The Divine Names (Chapter 4, Sections 18-21, 30; 7,3) AUGUSTINE On the Free Choice of the Will (Book II)Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8-12; and XI, 14-28)City of God (Book VIII, Chapters 1-12; XI, 26; XII, 1-9; XIX, 11-17) EARLY MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY Boethius. Commentary on Isagoge of Porphyry (Book I, Chapters 10-11)The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V, Chapter 6) John Scotus Eriugena Periphyseon: On the Division of Nature (Book I, Chapters 1-7, 11-12, 13-14) Anselm (and Guanilo). Proslogion (Preface, Chapters 1-4)Guanilo and Anselm: Debate Peter Abelard On Universals (selections)Ethics (Prologue, Chapters 1-3, 10-12) Hildegard of Bingen. Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, Chapters 16-20) John of Salisbury Metalogicon (Book II, Chapter 17)Statesman (Policratus) (Chapters 1-3) ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PHILOSOPHY IN THE MIDDLE AGES Avicenna Essay on the Secret of DestinyConcerning the Soul (Chapters 1-2, 4, 6, 12-13) Al-Ghazali. The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Introduction and Preface One) Averroes The Decisive Treatise Moses Maimonides The Guide for the Perplexed (Part I: Chapters 51-53, 58-60; II: Introduction, 13, 17; III: 12) THIRTEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY Robert Grosseteste. On Light Roger Bacon. The Opus Majus (Part IV, 1,3; VI, 1-2) Bonaventure The Mind's Road to God (Prologue, Chapters 1-3)On the Eternity of the World (selections) THOMAS AQUINAS Summa Theologica (selections)Treatise on Creation: Q. 48, a. 1, 3 (POE)Treatise on Man: Q. 75, a. 1, 3, 6Treatise on Law (I-II) Q. 91, a. 1, 2, 3; Q. 92, a 1The Principles of Nature. On Being and Essence LATE MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY John Duns Scotus A Treatise on God as First Principle (Chapter 3)Reportata Parisiensia (in part)Prologue to the Ordination William of Ockham On Universals (Summa Logicae, Part I, Chapters 14-16)On Being (Summa Logicae, Part I, Chapter 38)On Knowledge (Quodlibetol Questions, First Quodlibet, Question 13)On God (selections)On Politics (Eight Questions on the Power of the Pope, Question 2, Chapters 1, 7) Meister Eckhart Sermon #1 Catherine of Siena Letter #58. The Dialogues (1-3, 4, 7, 23, 79) RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY Nicholas Cusanas (1401-1464) On Learned Ignorance (Chapters 1-4, 26) Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola Oration on the Dignity of Man (1-7) Machiavelli The Prince, chapter 15-18, 25 MontaigneApology for Raymond Sebond, Chapter 3
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