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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Of Plato's work the Middle Ages knew only the Timaeus, which, because of its
myth of a creative demiurge, medieval men took to be the work of a fumbling
seeker after Christian truth. Of Aristotle's writings only a part of the works on logic
This is testimony alike to the remarkable force of his personality and to the temper
of the age. One way of grasping the enormous difference between the Middle
Ages and our own time is to ask what would happen to a St. Francis in the ...
Unfortunately, since most of the writings of these philosophers were unknown in
the early Middle Ages, medieval thinkers, aided by mere hints of what the
classical solution had been, had to find their own answer. It is instructive to
contrast the ...
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