A History of Western Philosophy: The Medieval mind
A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.
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In fact, his attack on rational thinking was part and parcel of his affirmation of an
extrarational vision. He wanted reason to be incompetent, for its incompetence
would emphasize the value and the significance of mystical experience.
That is, to put the analogy aside, there is a contrast between any experience of
God (whether mine or God's own) and God Himself, complete, unitary, undivided.
Now to return to the analogy and to summarize John's position in its language; ...
For there are two modes of acquiring knowledge, namely, by reasoning and
experience. Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion,
but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt so that the
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The Mysticism of Paul
God the Creator
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