Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

for lots of folks, the time period 'medieval philosophy' evokes the determine of Thomas Aquinas, and is heavily intertwined with faith. during this Very brief Introduction John Marenbon exhibits how medieval philosophy had a much broader succeed in than the 13th and fourteenth-century universities of Christian Europe, and is as an alternative essentially the most interesting and diverse sessions within the heritage of thought.

Introducing the coexisting strands of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophy, Marenbon indicates how those traditions all return to the Platonic colleges of past due antiquity and explains the complicated ways that they're interlinked. offering an outline of a few of the most thinkers, corresponding to Boethius, Abelard, al-Farabi, Avicenna, Maimonides, and Gersonides, and the subjects, associations and literary kinds of medieval philosophy, he discusses intimately a number of the key matters in medieval suggestion: universals; brain, physique and mortality; foreknowledge and freedom; society and the simplest existence.

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