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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It starts from the assumption that we have an idea of an absolutely perfect being,
defined as a being than which nothing greater exists. The question is: Does the
being so defined exist in reality as well as in idea? Anselm held that this being ...
Similarly, no one would deny that "most perfect being" has a very strong emotive
meaning. The question is whether Anselm could formulate this meaning firmly
enough for it to serve as the basis of a rational proof of the existence of God.
GOD IS PERFECT It follows from the fact that God is His own essence that He is
completely actual. Since there is nothing outside God on which His existence
depends, His nature is completely realized, that is, completely actual. This can be
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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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