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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The post- World War II generation is likely to understand Augustine's horror at the
depths of iniquity of which men are capable; and even those who reject his
specifically Christian interpretations may feel that he gave a truer picture of
refusing to press for a rational understanding of the felt relationship. Any attempt
to "explain" it would undoubtedly have led him into the same pantheism that had
ensnared John. But it is difficult for a mystic to be content with the felt certainty of ...
Consequently this must be the end of the intelligent creature, namely to
understand God. . . . Again. The operation ... Now understanding is the proper
operation of the intellectual substance: and consequently it is its end. Therefore
whatever is ...
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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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