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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What made Augustine, Aquinas, and the other medieval thinkers so
fundamentally alike was this outlook they shared. What distinguishes the modern
mind so sharply from the medieval mind is that modern men have largely lost that
This does not much exaggerate the fragmentation of medieval political life. Every
small baron had his own court of law, levied his own import and export duties,
and warred continually with his neighbors; and the same relationships repeated ...
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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