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Medieval philosophy : a very short introduction / John Marenbon.

By: Marenbon, John, 1955- [autore].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016Edition: First edition.Description: xii, 141 pagine : illustrazioni ; 18 cm.Content type: testo (txt) Media type: senza mediazione (n) Carrier type: volume (nc)Series: Very short introductions ; 463.Series access points: Very short introductions ; 463ISBN: 9780199663224; 019966322X.Subject(s): Filosofia medievaleDDC classification: 189 Other classification: B 721.M34 2016
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. A map of medieval philosophy -- 3. A map of later medieval philosophy -- 4. Fields of medieval philosophy -- 5. Institutions and literary forms -- 6. Universals (Avicenna and Abelard) -- 7. Mind, body and mortality (Averroes and Pomponazzi) -- 8. Foreknowledge and freedom (Boethius and Gersonides) -- 9. Society and the best life (Ibn Ṭufayl and Dante) -- 10. Why medieval philosophy? -- Timeline -- References -- Further reading.
Summary: For many of us, the term 'medieval philosophy' conjures up the figure of Thomas Aquinas, and is closely intertwined with religion. In this Very Short Introduction John Marenbon shows how medieval philosophy had a far broader reach than the thirteenth and fourteenth-century universities of Christian Europe, and is instead one of the most exciting and diversified periods in the history of thought. Introducing the coexisting strands of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophy, Marenbon shows how these traditions all go back to the Platonic schools of late antiquity and explains the complex ways in which they are interlinked. Providing an overview of some of the main thinkers, such as Boethius, Abelard, al-Farabi, Avicenna, Maimonides, and Gersonides, and the topics, institutions and literary forms of medieval philosophy, he discusses in detail some of the key issues in medieval thought: universals; mind, body and mortality; foreknowledge and freedom; society and the best life. -- Provided by publisher.
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Opera (Magaz.) Opera (Magaz.) Biblioteca "Angelicum" Univ. San Tommaso d'Aquino
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1. Introduction -- 2. A map of medieval philosophy -- 3. A map of later medieval philosophy -- 4. Fields of medieval philosophy -- 5. Institutions and literary forms -- 6. Universals (Avicenna and Abelard) -- 7. Mind, body and mortality (Averroes and Pomponazzi) -- 8. Foreknowledge and freedom (Boethius and Gersonides) -- 9. Society and the best life (Ibn Ṭufayl and Dante) -- 10. Why medieval philosophy? -- Timeline -- References -- Further reading.

For many of us, the term 'medieval philosophy' conjures up the figure of Thomas Aquinas, and is closely intertwined with religion. In this Very Short Introduction John Marenbon shows how medieval philosophy had a far broader reach than the thirteenth and fourteenth-century universities of Christian Europe, and is instead one of the most exciting and diversified periods in the history of thought. Introducing the coexisting strands of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophy, Marenbon shows how these traditions all go back to the Platonic schools of late antiquity and explains the complex ways in which they are interlinked. Providing an overview of some of the main thinkers, such as Boethius, Abelard, al-Farabi, Avicenna, Maimonides, and Gersonides, and the topics, institutions and literary forms of medieval philosophy, he discusses in detail some of the key issues in medieval thought: universals; mind, body and mortality; foreknowledge and freedom; society and the best life. -- Provided by publisher.

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