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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THE GNOSTIC HERESY It is easy to give a formal definition of Gnosticism: It is
the view that knowledge (gnosis), rather ... The Gnostics held that there is a
supreme being (called by various names — for instance, the One Father, the
For instance, Gnosticism's central idea is that of a special knowledge, a
revelation, a message, conveyed to sufFering mankind ... In contrast, the "gnosis"
of the Gnostics was a special, transrational knowledge, limited to a select few and
To effect this fusion the Gnostics had to read all their texts symbolically; this, too,
was offensive to the orthodox Christians, who held that ... As many commentators
have remarked, syncretism was one of the leading characteristics of Gnosticism.
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Indeholder "Preface ", "Introduction ", "1. Pre-Socratic Philosophy", " God and Nature in Homer", " God and Nature in Hesiod", " Thales", " Anaximander", " Anaximenes", " Heraclitus", " Xenophanes ... Read full review
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