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Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Legacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates traces the reception of Saint Augustine’s concept of beatific enjoyment (fruitio beatifica) in Peter Lombard’s Sentences. It identifies the main themes and...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2007)

The Middle Ages is often viewed as a period of low intellectual achievement. The name itself refers to the time between the high philosophical and literary accomplishments of the Greco-Roman world and the technological...


Contingency, Time, and Possibility: An Essay on Aristotle and Duns Scotus

by Pascal Massie Lexington Books (November 19, 2010)

In Contingency, Time and Possibility, Pascal Massie explores the inquiries of Aristotle and Duns Scotus into contingency and possibility, as well as the complex and fascinating questions they raise. Massie shows...


The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment: Ibn Tufayl's Influence on Modern Western Thought

by Samar Attar Lexington Books (October 23, 2007)

The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment is a collection of essays dealing with the influence of Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Arab philosopher from Spain, on major European thinkers. Had Edward Said known about...


Medieval Philosophy

by Sharon M. Kaye Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

An engaging and authoritative introduction to this hugely influential era in the history of philosophy.

Why do good things happen to bad people? Can we prove whether God exists? What is the difference between...


Aquinas

by Edward Feser Oneworld Publications (September 01, 2009)

Charting the life and thought of this hugely influential medieval thinker.

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations...


Averroes

by Majid Fakhry Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

This stimulating book covers all area of the twelfth century Muslim philosopher's life from his transmission of Aristotelian thought to the Western world, to his conflict with the Ash'arite theologians.


Islamic Philosophy

by Majid Fakhry Oneworld Publications (February 01, 2009)

A comprehensive examination of the struggle to reconcile philosophy and Islam.

From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry...


Autobiographical Reflections

by Eric Voegelin & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This is an ideal introduction to the ideas of Eric Voegelin, a man whom many regard as the greatest thinker of our time. Here we encounter the stages in the development of his unique philosophy of consciousness;...


Duns Scotus and Medieval Christianity

by Ralph McInerny, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

The Roman Empire became Christian in AD 323; about two centuries later, the rest of Europe began to convert. Medieval culture blurred the line between the sacred and the secular. While political and religious...


Avicenna and Medieval Muslim Philosophy

by Thomas Gaskill, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

For centuries, the works of Aristotle and other Greek thinkers were preserved in the Arabic world, where they profoundly influenced Muslim thinkers who were trying to combine philosophical insight with religious...


Treatise on Law

by Thomas Aquinas & Robin Lawson Blackstone Publishing (April 04, 2012)

Saint Thomas Aquinas, an Italian philosopher and Dominican friar who lived during the thirteenth century, was the greatest of the medieval theologians. His writings harmonized faith and reason, which resulted...


Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

We see our age as the greatest in human history, filled with seemingly unending originality. Yet such dynamism is not a necessary characteristic of great eras. Among the most long-lasting and stable civilizations...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

This second edition concentrates on various philosophers and theologians from the medieval Arabian, Jewish, and Christian worlds. It principally centers on authors such as Abumashar, Saadiah Gaon and Alcuin...


Saint Thomas Aquinas

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, work and ideas...


Rethinking the Enlightenment

by Henry Martyn Lloyd, Geoff Boucher, Daniel Brewer & James Schmidt et al. Lexington Books (December 29, 2017)

One of the most persistent, troubling, and divisive of the ideological divisions within modernity is the struggle over the Enlightenment and its legacy. Much of the difficulty is owed to a general failure to...


Toward Metaphysics

by Jacek Migasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

This book presents and analyzes specific metaphysical tendencies that were revived within particular branches of French philosophy from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using the examples of the five philosophers active...


Farewell to Postmodernism

by Bartosz Kuzniarz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 06, 2015)

In the late 1960s, a whole pantheon of thinkers regarding themselves as radicals stole a part of the anarchic praxis of late capitalism, turned it into philosophy, and with the resulting set of views turned...


Copernicus: Platonist Astronomer-Philosopher

by Matjaz Vesel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 13, 2014)

In 1543, Copernicus publicly defended geokinetic and heliocentric universe. This book examines why and how he became a Copernican and what his affirmation of heliocentrism means in the context of the Scientific...


Philosophy, Literature, and the Dissolution of the Subject

by Zeynep Talay Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 09, 2014)

If philosophy has limits, what lies beyond them? One answer is literature. In this study, rather than seeing literature as a source of illustrations of philosophical themes, the author considers both philosophy...


Cosmological and Philosophical World of Dante Alighieri

by Jacek Grzybowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2015)

The book analyses the medieval vision of the world as depicted in Dante Alighieri’s poetic works. In detail it discusses two works, The Banquet and The Divine Comedy, and offers a view on politics, faith and...


Cartesian Rationalism

by Zbigniew Drozdowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

Descartes gave the human intellect the central role in rationalism, his system therefore is a variant of intellectual rationalism. Other forms of rationalism had emerged in scholastic philosophy and the ancient...


Physics without Metaphysics?

by Raphael Neelamkavil Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

This study discusses the substance-tradition from Aristotle to Kant, Gödel, Quine, Strawson, Armstrong and others, the concept of matter and causation in quantum physics, Being-thinking from Aristotle to Heidegger,...


Prolegomena to the Study of Modern Philosophy

by Veda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 15, 2016)

This book is divided into nine chapters trying to draw attention to the various aspects of the understanding of God, to the question of the individual, the ideal state arrangement, and the question of freedom...


Metaphysics

by Renáta Kišonová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2016)

The presented text offers a basic overview of the terms and topics of the very wide philosophical discipline called metaphysics. The text includes, besides an overview of individual problems, reflections to...


Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics

by Ladislav Tkácik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 22, 2016)

To be confronted with a text can lead us to open our own living world, to its expansion and saturation with something new or even with something else, something unpredictable. What then makes a human a human?...


The History of Medieval Philosophy

by Ladislav Tkácik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 22, 2016)

Calling an epoch Middle Age already involves some sort of judgment. But Middle Ages represent a historic period, in which the identity was established, which was denied by the renaissance, modern world and which...


Dimensions of the Logical

by Friedrich Hogemann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 16, 2016)

Drawing on the work of Georg Misch, this work seeks to give back to the Word its original fullness of meaning. Misch’s notion of a logic of life considers the Word in the plenitude of its great powers. The...


The Dark Side of Diderot / Le Diderot des ombres

by James Hanrahan & Síofra Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

This collection of essays investigates the darker aspects of Diderot, writer, art critic, philosopher and encyclopédiste. The chapters focus on the schism between positive images of the Enlightenment and an...


Ten Steps

by Fabio Camilletti & Paola Cori Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

This book is a ten-step journey around the thought and poetry of the most sensitive Italian visionary of modernity, Giacomo Leopardi, whose contribution to Western thought has been acclaimed by admirers from...


Crossing Borders

by Maureen A. Ramsden Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 18, 2015)

In the twentieth century, the boundaries between different literary genres started to be questioned, raising a discussion about the various narrative modes of factual and fictional discourses.

Moving on from...


Nietzsche and Dostoevsky

by Paolo Stellino Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 23, 2015)

The first time that Nietzsche crossed the path of Dostoevsky was in the winter of 1886–87. While in Nice, Nietzsche discovered in a bookshop the volume L’esprit souterrain. Two years later, he defined Dostoevsky...


Saving France in the 1580s

by James H. Dahlinger Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

Etienne Pasquier (1529–1615) was a renowned magistrate of the Parliament of Paris, a poet, an advisor to the last Valois kings as well as to Henri IV, and a founder of modern French historiography. This book...


Berkeley's Common Sense and Science

by Marek Tomecek Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

The topic of George Berkeley and common sense is challenging: Berkeley claims that matter does not exist and at the same time he writes a whole book (Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous) on how his system...


The Supersensible in Kant’s «Critique of Judgment»

by Julie N. Books Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 11, 2015)

In this close analysis of Immanuel Kant’s aesthetics in his Critique of Judgment, Dr. Julie N. Books, explains why Kant fails to provide a convincing basis for his desired necessity and universality of our...


The Philosophy of Human Nature in Christian Perspective

by Peter Weigel & Joseph Prudhomme Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 03, 2015)

In this work, leading contemporary philosophers discuss key facets of the human person from a variety of perspectives in Christian thought. This closely woven volume includes chapters by Nicholas Wolterstorff...


Spinoza's Philosophy of Divine Order

by Ben Stahlberg Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 09, 2015)

While Spinoza is often interpreted as an early secular or liberal thinker, this book argues that such interpretations neglect the senses of order and authority that are at the heart of Spinoza’s idea of God....


Reading Nature’s Book

by Fred Ablondi Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 03, 2015)

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) is widely recognized as one of the greatest scientific thinkers in history. Intriguingly, when offered a place in the Medici court in 1610, he requested the title of «Philosopher...


Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

by Claude Panaccio, Joshua P. Hochschild & Meredith K. Ziebart Fordham University Press (February 01, 2017)

This book offers a history of the idea that human thought is structured like a language, from Plato and Aristotle up to the fourteenth century when William of Ockham gave it a new importance and developed it...


Augustine and Academic Skepticism

by Blake D. Dutton Cornell University Press (February 25, 2016)

Among the most important, but frequently neglected, figures in the history of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE). His early dialogue, Against the Academics, together with substantial...


The Political Writings, Volume II

by Alfarabi & Charles E. Butterworth Cornell University Press (June 04, 2015)

Alfarabi (ca. 870–950) founded the great tradition of Aristotelian/Platonic political philosophy in medieval Islamic and Arabic culture. In this second volume of political writings, Charles E. Butterworth...


Averroes on Plato's "Republic"

by Averroes & Ralph Lerner Cornell University Press (August 21, 2014)

"In one fashion or another, the question with which this introduction begins is a question for every serious reader of Plato's Republic: Of what use is this philosophy to me? Averroes clearly finds that the...


The Mythical Medieval Beasts Ancient History of Europe | Children's Medieval Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The mythical medieval beasts are part of Europe’s ancient history. They have been deeply embedded in their cultures and traditions that you can still hear stories about them. Scientifically, these beasts never...


Slaves and Serfs: What Is the Difference?- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The Medieval History is very interesting, especially for kids, because it details the time that came after the collapse of the Roman Empire. From this book, your child will learn about the different classes...


The Feudal System Uncovered- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

It’s interesting to note that during the middle ages, Europe used a feudal system of government and society. What is the feudal system? What are its features, strengths and limitations? Find the answers in...


The Nobility - Kings, Lords, Ladies and Nights Ancient History of Europe | Children's Medieval Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that in ancient Europe the distribution of power is so great that nobles were very rich while the slaves were very poor? You can still some semblance of this class system today but it won't be as...


Manors in Medieval Times-Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

In the Medieval times, the world looked different. There were no gadgets and homes didn't have electricity. Isn't it interesting to step into a time machine just to see how life was like in those dark days?...


Lords and Ladies and Their Duties- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

In the medieval ages, there were specific societal structures and classes that pretty much dictate how lives were lived. For instance, lords and ladies performed different duties compared to the serfs and slaves....


Women's Rights in Medieval History- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that for the longest time women were considered inferior to men? If you would review your history books, you will notice the great difference in status, rank and role in society. In this book, let's...


A Knight's Career: Training and Duties- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

History may have been started by the people before us but that story has molded our present. By understanding history, we can better understand where we are now and what is going to happen in the future. Right...