The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Dr. John Marenbon (editor)Hardback

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This Handbook is intended to show the links between the philosophy written in the Middle Ages and that being done today. Essays by over twenty medieval specialists, who are also familiar with contemporary discussions, explore areas in logic and philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy and philosophy of religion. Each topic has been chosen because it is of present philosophical interest, but a more or less similar set of questions was also discussed in the Middle Ages. No party-line has been set about the extent of the similarity. Some writers (e.g. Panaccio on Universals; Cesalli on States of Affairs) argue that there are the closest continuities. Others (e.g. Thom on Logical Form; Pink on Freedom of the Will) stress the differences. All, however, share the aim of providing new analyses of medieval texts and of writing in a manner that is clear and comprehensible to philosophers who are not medieval specialists. The Handbook begins with eleven chapters looking at the history of medieval philosophy period by period, and region by region. They constitute the fullest, most wide-ranging and up-to-date chronological survey of medieval philosophy available. All four traditions - Greek, Latin, Islamic and Jewish (in Arabic, and in Hebrew) - are considered, and the Latin tradition is traced from late antiquity through to the seventeenth century and beyond.

About Author

John Marenbon is Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author Boethius, among other titles


Introduction. Making the Case for Medieval Philosophy, John Marenbon ; I. A Survey of Medieval Philosophy ; 1. The Late Ancient Background to Medieval Philosophy, John Marenbon ; 2. Greek philosophy, Borje Byden and Katerina Ierodiakonou ; 3. Arabic Philosophy before Avicenna, Peter Adamson ; 4. Avicenna and Afterwards, Nadja Germann ; 5. Averroes and Philosophy in Islamic Spain, Matteo Di Giovanni ; 6. Jewish Philosophy in Arabic, Charles Manekin ; 7. Jewish Philosophy in Hebrew, Steven Harvey ; 8. Latin Philosophy to 1200, Christophe Erismann ; 9. Latin Philosophy 1200-1350, Russell Friedman ; 10. Latin philosophy 1350-1550, John Marenbon ; 11. Medieval philosophy after the Middle Ages, Jacob Schmutz ; II. Issues in Medieval Philosophy ; Logic and Philosophy of Language ; 12. Logical Form, Paul Thom ; 13. Propositional Logic, Christopher J. Martin ; 14. Modality, Simo Knuuttila ; 15. Theories of Meaning, Margaret Cameron ; 16. Mental Language, Martin Lenz ; Metaphysics and Epistemology ; 17. Universals, Claude Panaccio ; 18. Being, Gyula Klima ; 19. States of Affairs, Laurent Cesalli ; 20. Parts, Wholes, and Identity, Andrew Arlig ; 21. Material Substance, Henrik Lagerlund ; 22. Mind and Hylomorphism, Robert Pasnau ; 23. Body and Soul, Peter King ; 24. Eternity, Taneli Kukkonen ; 25. Skepticism, Dominik Perler ; Moral Psychology, Ethics, Political Philosophy and Aesthetics ; 26. Freedom of the Will, Thomas Pink ; 27. Moral Intention, Ian Wilks ; 28. Virtue and Law, Terence Irwin ; 29. Natural Law, Anthony Lisska ; 30. Rights, Cary Nederman ; 31. Aesthetics, Andreas Speer ; Philosophy of Religion ; 32. Arguments for the Existence of God, Graham Oppy ; 33. Philosophy and the Trinity, Richard Cross

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  • ISBN13: 9780195379488
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9780195379488
  • weight: 1396
  • ISBN10: 0195379489

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