Bernard of Clairvaux (Great Medieval Thinkers)

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Though wanting the graces of what is called the fine style, graces which have the power of pleasing but do not facilitate the task of the learner in philosophy, the style of the thirteenth-century masters possesses the fundamental qualities, clearness, conciseness, and richness of technical phrase. After generations of brave and efficient collectors, organizers, and schoolmasters had come and gone, Erigena, in his De divisione natura (On the Division of Nature), developed the Dionysian Neoplatonism on his own and tried to construct a systematic conception of the universe, a more or less pantheistic worldview, which (as Étienne Gilson says) for a moment offered the Latin West the opportunity—or the temptation—to choose the way of the East once and for all.
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Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the

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When he published a work defending the sun-centered system, opposition arose against him within the Catholic Church on the grounds that his views ran contrary to scripture and Church authority. Look out for interviews with Andrew Arlig, Kent Emery, Stephen Gersh, Caroline Humfress, Jill Kraye, John Marenbon, and Eileen Sweeney. Für eine mögliche Vergleichung des Cusanus mit Valla kommt es gewiß darauf an, ob denn der Kirchenmann mit dem Kirchenkritiker auch in der Sprachkompetenz vergleichbar war.
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Basic Writings Of Saint Thomas Aquinas , Volume II

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Our knowledge about him comes primarily from Plato's Dialogues, and from Xenophon and the playwright Aristophanes. It is of particular interest to majors and minors in philosophy, for whom it is especially recommended. The Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London will be hosting an international conference on the afterlife of Cicero in London on 7–8 May 2015, organised by Peter Mack, Gesine Manuwald, John North and Maria Wyke.
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Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas II (Studies Philosophy

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This period is illustrated by many eminent expansions in the fields of religion, logic and metaphysics. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery. Both the edition and the translation print the prologues and chapter 1 in the order they appear in the manuscript, without regard for the complex cross-references as to how that material is to be organized. How do these relate to his recommendations about how to achieve happiness?
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Perception and Action in Medieval Europe

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With Philo began the allegorical reading of the creation narrative in Genesis whose inner meaning was understood in psychological categories: biblical "Adam" and "Eve" represent the powers of the human soul (Allegorical Interpretation of Genesis,, 18.37; Sarah Pessin "Loss, Presence, and Gabirol's Desire: Medieval Jewish Philosophy and the Possibility of a Feminist Ground," in Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy (2004), pp. 34–38).
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The Life of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim,

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However, not content to remain in a position of simply stating a revelation for acceptance through faith...they chose to use the foundation of Plato and Aristotle to demonstrate the rational value of those truths in understanding basic philosophical issues (nature of being, contingency, causality, finality, ethics, etc.). 5. In his spare time he enjoys reading and writing science fiction, wrangling his two ancient chihuahuas, and issuing dark prognostications.
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The Logic of Being: Historical Studies (Synthese Historical

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From this principle, Descartes went on to construct a complete system of knowledge (which involves proving the existence of God, using, among other means, a version of the ontological argument). What if the email associated with eGift is not for my regular Great Course account? Perseus Project: Ancient Greek & Roman texts, with dictionaires & other tools. A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics, ed. by Fabrizio Amerini & Gabriele Galluzzo (Brill’s Companion to the Christian Tradition 43).
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Viking Attacks on Paris: The «Bella parisiacae urbis» of

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Augustine's influence is matched by that of Boethius whose plan was to transmit to the Latin West the works of Plato and Aristotle. a. From this one can conclude that Augustine assumed the soul’s pre-existence. Whereas live stage performance is usually constrained by the physical reality at hand, film performance can further add the aesthetic elements of large-scale action, fantasy, and a complex interwoven musical score. Thus “the common possession of all innocence, but “the acquisition of what is taken from air, land and sea; natural law “on supposition”—supposing Adam's sin, and supposing that human law has since made a division of property, it is a requirement of natural law to respect others' property. [47] Many things that belong to the law of nations are also natural laws of the third kind. rights, borrowing the notion of a right from the canon lawyers.
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Erasmi Opera Omnia : Volume II-2 (Opera Omnia Desiderii

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His aim was syncretism, as we heard, that is, the freedom to apply various methods depending on the matter at hand. The volumes illuminate a rich and remarkable period in the history of philosophy and will be the authoritative source on medieval philosophy for the next generation of scholars and students alike. (shrink) Justin M. An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, vol. IV, From the School of Illumination to Philosophical Mysticism, ed. by Seyyed Hossein Nasr & Mehdi Aminrazavi.
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Man and His Nature: A Philosophical Psychology (Editiones

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He seeks freedom from external limitations, from commitments to his family, to his nation, to his past, to his Jewishness. The fall of the Western Roman Empire marked the end of the Greco-Roman philosophy and many of the greatest philosophical works have been lost. Ancient Philosophy was almost entirely Greek. Perhaps most important of all was his work on the theory of logic, and Aristotle is generally considered the founder of this important branch of philosophy.
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