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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In his book on divination, [Cicero] in his own person most openly opposes the
doctrine of the prescience of future things. But all this he seems to do in order that
he may not grant the doctrine of fate, and by so doing destroy free will. For he ...
With this analysis as a basis, Abelard could return to Porphyry: Consequently,
having examined these things, let us ... or are placed in the understanding alone,
etc., that is, are located in empty opinion without the thing, like the following
Now God by His essence is the cause of being in other things. Since therefore He
knows His own essence most fully, we must conclude that He knows other things
also. . . . Moreover. Whoever knows a thing perfectly, knows whatever 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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