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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Whereas Plato held that there is a kind of rational thought that can reach an
unconditioned truth, for Plotinus reality was unknowable by rational means.
Paradoxically, Plotinus used rational arguments to support this antirationalist
Since this was also Augustine's conviction, and since, as it happens, Augustine's
deepest aspirations were very much like Plato's, there are marked similarities
between their two metaphysical theories. Properties of God-Reality GOD-
From this point of view it was natural for him to talk of "reality," not of "God," and
the properties of this reality were immutability, perfection, goodness, truth. On the
other hand, there was a religious strain in Augustine's thought, derived from the ...
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