Philosophic Classics: Medieval Philosophy v. 2

Philosophic Classics: Medieval Philosophy v. 2

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For courses in Medieval Philosophy. Designed to be accessible to today's students, this anthology in Western Medieval philosophy studies ethics,politics, metaphysics and epistemology,questions on the nature of universals, the nature and essence of God, the relationship of God to time and creation, and the ability of humans to know God and more

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  • Paperback | 527 pages
  • 177.8 x 238 x 22.1mm | 752.98g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130485578
  • 9780130485571

Table of contents

PROLOGUE I: EARLY CHRISTIAN DOCUMENTS. Jesus. New Testament: Gospels (in part). Paul and the Early Church. New Testament: Acts, Pauline Letters, and Revelation (in part). The Church Fathers. Justin Martyr. Clement of Alexandria. Tertullian. Origen. 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). 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. The Second Edition of the Commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyry (Book I, Chapters 10-11). The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V). 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 16-29). 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 Destiny. Concerning the Soul (Chapters 1-2, 4, 6, 12-13). Al-Ghazali. The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Introduction and Preface One). AverroA A"s. 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). The 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 Ordinatio. 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 Dialogue (1-3, 4, 7, 23, 79). Nicholas Cusanas. On Learned Ignorance (Chapters 1-4, 26). EPILOGUE: GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA. Oration on the Dignity of Man (1-7).show more

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"Students with little or no background in philosophy would likely find it difficult-if not impossible-to comprehend the works of many of the philosophers addressed in each volume on their own. However, this text's informative introductions and careful selection of readings make it possible for students to get a foothold in their primary texts...Students are afforded the opportunity to engage with the works of these illustrious but often inscrutable thinkers." - Jennifer McMahon, Centre College "This collection is by far the best I have seen in this area...And I certainly prefer having all of my material together in one text rather than having students purchase half a dozen books, which then still require supplementation. I cannot imagine a better format or selection of materials that would tempt me away from this collection for another." - Ted Toadvine, Emporia State Universityshow more

About Forrest E. Baird

Forrest E. Baird is Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Religion at Whitworth College, Spokane, more

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