A History of Philosophy, Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy: From Augustine to Duns Scotus

A History of Philosophy, Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy: From Augustine to Duns Scotus

Frederick Copleston


Conceived initially as a major presentation of the improvement of philosophy for Catholic seminary scholars, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A historical past Of Philosophy has journeyed a long way past the modest objective of its writer to common acclaim because the top background of philosophy in English.
Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of substantial erudition who as soon as tangled with A.J. Ayer in a fabled debate in regards to the lifestyles of God and the opportunity of metaphysics, knew that seminary scholars have been fed a woefully insufficient nutrition of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with so much of history's nice thinkers used to be diminished to simplistic caricatures. Copleston got down to redress the inaccurate via writing a whole historical past of Western Philosophy, one crackling with incident and highbrow pleasure - and person who provides complete position to every philosopher, proposing his concept in a superbly rounded demeanour and displaying his hyperlinks to those that went sooner than and to people who got here after him.

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