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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Whereas Plato held that there is a kind of rational thought that can reach an
unconditioned truth, for Plotinus reality was unknowable by rational means.
Paradoxically, Plotinus used rational arguments to support this antirationalist
1 Plato would certainly have agreed with Bradley that "the intellectual effort to
understand the universe is a principal way of experiencing the Deity," for Plato
held that the ultimate reality we finally come to experience by means of dialectic
is not ...
From this viewpoint it was natural for him to talk of "God" rather than of "reality,"
and His important properties were fatherhood, loving-kindness, mercy — in a
word, providence. That these two strains are not completely antithetical is
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The Mysticism of Paul
God the Creator
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