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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For centuries after the death of Augustine there was little philosophical activity —
these were dark ages indeed. Gradually, however, learning and culture revived,
and universities were founded. Meanwhile, the Church, too, was changing.
Except for the brief and almost accidental career of John Scotus Erigena, there
was no philosophical thought — let alone any thinking of the first rank — until the
second half of the eleventh century. When philosophy finally emerged again, ...
Glossary Short, dictionary-type definitions of philosophical terms are likely to be
misleading, for philosophers use terms in many different ways and with little
regard to common usage (on which, of course, dictionary definitions are based).
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