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A History of Philosophy Volume 2 Mediaeval Philosophy Part I
A History of Philosophy Volume 2 Mediaeval Philosophy Part I Author:Frederick Copleston, S. J. In Mediaeval Philosophy, the second part of his complete history of philosophy, Father Frederick Copleston surveys the schools of Western thought from the Patristic period and St. Augustine, through the Carolingian renaissance, St. Bonaventure adn St. Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus. Displaying the same wide erudition, painstaking scholarship, an... more »d fine critical judgement evidenced in the first volume of this series (Greece and Rome), the author describes the gradual absorption of Greek philosophy by Christian theology. This process, begun with the Platonic leanings of the Apologetic Fathers, is shown to have received a great impluse in the intellectual achievement of Augustine, reaching a climax in the imposing systems of the thirteenth century, particularly in the comprehensive synthesis of Aquinas. The contributions of such eminent philosophers as St. Justin Martyr, Clement, Origen, Boetius, Isadore, John Scotus Eriugena, St. Anselm, Averroes, Robert Grosseteste and St. Albert the Great are presented in their proper historical setting and traced to their doctrinal origins adn filiations.
Although complete in itself, the two-volume Image Books edition of Meiaeval Philosophy is alsoan integral part of Father Copleston's multi-volume landmark in contemporary Catholic scholarship, A History of Philosophy.« less
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This particualar author is crips, clean , focused and on target. Quite often when this subject is addressed, many will tend to focus on traditional factors quite-often already exploited. In this book, the inten is fresh, open and well documented, making numerous connections to the various authors connections to how we today think and perceive, in conjunction with fellow philosphers. a great work.