Essentials of Medieval Philosophical Thinkers (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy 2014 ed.)

Essentials of Medieval Philosophical Thinkers (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy 2014 ed.)

By: Henrik Lagerlund (editor)Paperback

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This essentials version of the two-volume reference work, Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy, is a wonderful introduction into the world of philosophy between 500 and 1500 CE. Drawing on the great developments in the research of philosophy over the last thirty years, the essentials offers all of the highlights from the comprehensive encyclopedia that covers this remarkable period. The Essentials of Medieval Philosophy covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE. It contains general entries on medieval philosophers and medieval philosophies and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area. Furthermore, in order to gain an insight into the social and cultural context of the material, entries are included on the teaching of philosophy, the career of philosophers, and the place of philosophy within the universities. The Essentials version is a useful companion to the extended Reference Works. It is indispensable for scholars of medieval philosophy and of the history of ideas, and it is also useful for anyone interested in medieval ideas and thought.


Introduction.- Aristotelianism in the Greek, Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Hebrew Traditions.- Theories of Syllogism.- Mental Representation.- Natural Philosophy.- Metaphysics.- Ethics.- Augustine.- Boethius.-Avicenna.- Anselm of Canterbury.- Peter Abelard.- Averroes.-Thomas Aquinas.- John Duns Scotus.- William Ockham.- John Buridan.

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  • ISBN13: 9789400754515
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 135
  • ID: 9789400754515
  • ISBN10: 9400754515
  • edition: 2014 ed.

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