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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William Thomas Jones. Matter and form are principles of all bodily things; and
privation of matter and form is naught else but destruction of all things. And the
more subtle and high matter is in kind, the more able it is to receive form and
For "all corruption consists in separation of form from matter. . . * Where there is
not composition of form and matter, there can be no separation of the same:
wherefore . . . there can be [no] corruption." Granting the basic Aristotelian and ...
to this view, what individualizes is matter; but matter, being by definition merely
potential, is unknowable. Hence it would seem that we can know only the generic
properties of things, not their innermost individuality. Thomas was, of course, ...
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