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Medieval Philosophy: An Introduction (Dover Books on Western Philosophy)

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This classic introduction by a noted scholar offers both students and general readers an insightful, accessible survey of the major philosophical trends and thinkers of the Middle Ages. Beginning with the origins and character of medieval philosophy, Professor Copleston goes on to discuss, with great clarity and precision, the problem of universals and the growth of scholasticism in the early Middle Ages, Islamic and Jewish philosophy, and the Franciscan philosophers of the universities. This is followed by clear, detailed summaries of the thought of such major figures as Thomas Aquinas, the Averroists, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham. The concluding chapters take an enlightening look at speculative mysticism and the work of Nicholas of Cusa, and medieval political philosophy. In sum, the book offers a concise, penetrating perspective on an important and influential era in philosophical history.

Synopsis:

Classic introduction provides readers with insightful, accessible survey of major philosophical trends and thinkers of the Middle Ages — from the thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Averroists to Duns Scotus and William of Ockham. "A better conspectus of medieval philosophy than this would be difficult to conceive...a notable achievement." — The Tablet (London).

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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

I. ORIGINS AND CHARACTER OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY

II. EARLY MIDDLE AGES (1): THE PROBLEM OF UNIVERSALS

III. EARLY MIDDLE AGES (2): THE GROWTH OF SCHOLASTICISM

IV. ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: TRANSLATIONS

V. UNIVERSITIES: FRANCISCAN PHILOSOPHERS

VI. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

VII. THE AVERROISTS

VIII. DUNS SCOTUS

IX. FOURTEENTH CENTURY (1): WILLIAM OF OCKHAM

X. FOURTEENTH CENTURY (2): THE OCKHAMIST MOVEMENT

XI. SPECULATIVE MYSTICISM: NICHOLAS OF CUSA

XII. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486420080
Author:
Copleston, Frederick Charles
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Copleston, F. C.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Philosophy, medieval
Subject:
History & Surveys - Medieval
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Medieval
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Western Philosophy
Series Volume:
2001-11
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.55 lb

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Classic introduction provides readers with insightful, accessible survey of major philosophical trends and thinkers of the Middle Ages — from the thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Averroists to Duns Scotus and William of Ockham. "A better conspectus of medieval philosophy than this would be difficult to conceive...a notable achievement." — The Tablet (London).
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