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The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy - A. H. Armstrong

The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy

By: A. H. Armstrong (Editor)

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Surveys philosophy from the neo-Platonists to St. Anselm, showing how Greek philosophy took the form in which it was known to its cultural inheritors and how they interpreted it.

Greek Philosophy from Plato to Plotinus
The old academy
The later academy and Platonism
The Pythagoreans
The Peripatos
The Stoa
Philo and the beginnings of Christian thought
The beginning of Christian philosophy: Justin: the Gnostics
Clement of Alexandria
Life: Plotinus and the religion of superstition of his time
Teaching and writing
Man and reality
The one and intellect
From intellect to matter: the return to the one
The Later Neoplatonists
Introduction to later neoplatonism
Porphyry and Iamblichus
Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism
Marius Victorinus and Augustine
Marius victorinus
Biographical Introduction: Charistianity and philosophy
Man: body and soul
Reason and illumination
Sense and imagination
Human action: will and virtue
God and nature
Augustine: man in history and society
The Greek Christian Platonist tradition from the Cappadocians to Maximus and Eriugena
Introduction: Greek Christian Platonism
The Cappadocians
The pseudo-Dionysius
The reaction against Proclus
St Maximus the Confessor
The Philosophy of Icons
Johannes Scottus Eriugena
Western Christian thought from Boethius to Anselm
Boethius and the legacy of antiquity
Development of thought in the Carolingian Empire
The debate on philosophical learning during the transition period (900-1080)
Anselm of Canterbury: the philosophical interpretation of faith
Early Islamic philosophy
Al-Farabi and his successors
Select Bibliography
Additional notes and bibliography
Index of ancient and medieval works referred to in the text
General index
Index of Greek terms
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521040549
ISBN-10: 052104054X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 726
Published: 1st April 1967
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.48 x 18.42  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.32