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Medieval Thought : History of Western Philosophy - David Luscombe

Medieval Thought

History of Western Philosophy

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Published: 1st July 1997
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The Middle Ages span a period of well over a millennium: from the emperor Constantine's Christian conversion in 312 to the early sixteenth century. During this time there was remarkable continuity of thought, but there were also many changes made in different philosophies: various breaks, revivals, and rediscoveries. David Luscombe's history of Medieval Thought steers a clear path through this long period, beginning with the three greatest influences on medieval philosophy: Augustine, Boethius, and Pseudo-Denis, and focusing on Alcuin, Abelard, Anselm, Aquinas, Ockham, Duns Scotus, and Eckhart amongst others in the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Medieval philosophy is widely regarded as having a theological and religious orientation, but more recently attention has been given to the early study of logic, language, and the philosophy of science. This history therefore gives a fascinating insight into medieval views on aspects such as astronomy, materialism, perception, and the nature of the soul.

"It is one of the strengths of this study that Luscombe explores the variety and subtlety of medieval thought in logic, the philosophy of language, psychology, natural philosophy, and ethics, as well as discussing God and the soul."--Choice

Introduction 1: Three authorities 2: The beginnings of medieval philosophy 3: The revival of the eleventh and twelfth centuries 4: The enlargement of the field of thought in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries 5 The thirteenth century: until 1277: 6 The thirteenth century: after 1277: 7: The fourteenth century 8: The fifteenth century Notes; Index

ISBN: 9780192891792
ISBN-10: 0192891790
Series: History of Western Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.22