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Medieval Philosophy, Part 1 (A History of Philosophy, Vol 2 )
Medieval Philosophy Part 1 - A History of Philosophy, Vol 2 Author:Frederick Copleston, S. J. In Medieval 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 and St. Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus. Displaying the same wide erudition, painstaking scholarship, and ... more »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 impulse 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, Isidore, 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 and filiations.
Although complete in itself, the two-volume Image Books edition of Medieval Philosophy is also an intergral part of Father Copleston's multi-volume landmark in contemparary Catholic scholarship, A History of Philosophy.« less