The Neoplatonic Metaphysics and Epistemology of Anselm of Canterbury (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 45)

The Neoplatonic Metaphysics and Epistemology of Anselm of Canterbury (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 45)

By: Katherin A. Rogers (author)Hardback

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This work argues that Anselm was a Christian neoplatonist of the Augustinian variety, and that thus he was the inheritor of a powerful and systematic metaphysics and epistemology. The view that the world is an image of the divine mind and its ideas, a fragmented and temporal copy of of the perfect, eternal unity which is God, led Anselm to a strong exemplarism on the doctrine of the universals, and ultimately to a theistic idealism. This discussion concludes with a neoplatonic interpretation and defence of his work, the "Proslogion", proof for the existence of God.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773486225
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773486225
  • ISBN10: 0773486224

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