By exploring the philosophical character of some of the greatest medieval thinkers, An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy provides a rich overview of philosophy in the world of Latin Christianity. Explores the deeply philosophical character of such medieval thinkers as Augustine, Boethius, Eriugena, Anselm, Aquinas, Bonaventure, Scotus, and Ockham Reviews the central features of the epistemological and metaphysical problem of universals Shows how medieval authors adapted philosophical ideas from antiquity to apply to their religious commitments Takes a broad philosophical approach of the medieval era by,taking account of classical metaphysics, general culture, and religious themes
Reverend Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Philosophical Quarterly and as Chaplain in Queen's Court Residential College for Freshmen.
Preface vii Introduction 1 1 Faith and Reason 9 2 God 37 3 The Divine Ideas 61 4 The Problem of Universals 87 5 The Transcendentals 111 6 Cosmos and Nature 141 7 Soul 173 8 Conclusion 202 Glossary 206 Historical Figures 217 References 222 Index of Names 237 Index of Terms 242
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