Medieval Thought

The Philosophy of John Scottus Eriugena: A Study of Idealism

Dermot Moran

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The Renaissance painting shows more detail than the medieval one and better use of color. ... In the universities, philosophy was studied in the Arts faculties, but philosophy was developed and employed also in the faculties of Theology. from the law were influential in political thinking. Against the view of Aquinas that God acts in accordance with his rational nature, Scotus argued that the divine will is prior to the divine intellect and creates, rather than follows, the laws of nature and morality, thus implying a stronger notion of free will than that of Aquinas.

The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in

Hilary Gatti

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He had no use for rhetoric, which he called "an abuse of language." But every necessary thing either has its necessity caused by another, or not. The intellect has. it is spiritual. sin. that is. Another book which has roused wide discussion in Israel on the question of Jewish peoplehood and Zionism is Devarim Bego ("Explications and Implications," 1975), a potpourri of essays written over a span of more than half a century by Gershom G. *Scholem, the world-renowned expert in the history of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.

The Thought of Gregory the Great (Cambridge Studies in

G. R. Evans

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Or, to make it more specific, the value of pi is accepted as 3.141159+. These psychological states later became much of the practical philosophy called "yoga," which means "yoke" or "union" with God. This brings us finally to the sensitive question of the nature of the religious commitment which informs Wolfson’s work—a question that in his lonely last years caused the aging scholar profound personal suffering. In order to show that he scrutinized all religious groups known to him, including the Bohemians and the Muslims and emphasized that they all imply the same veneration of truth.

Marsilius of Padua: The Defender of the Peace (Cambridge

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Janssens, Jules, “Al-Ghazâlî’s Mîzân al-‘amal: An Ethical Summa Based on Ibn Sînâ and al-Râghib al-Isfahânî,” in Islamic Thought, pp. 123-37. -------, “The Reception of Avicenna’s Physics in the Latin Middle Ages,” in O ye Gentlemen, pp. 55-64. -------, “Bahmanyâr and his Revision of Ibn Sînâ’s Metaphysical Project,” Medioevo, 32 (2007): 99-117. No permission is granted for commercial use of this material. In his Autobiography he espoused active nonviolent resistance, a return to cultural roots, and the development of Islam among African Americans.

Thomistic Principles and Bioethics (Routledge Annals of

Jason T. Eberl

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His work has been read, studied and disputed since the 13th century, especially by Roman Catholics. Anima (the psychic principle) is distinctive of the species and determines that the material is human. 1. These include the nature of the universe, the possibility of knowledge, the correct use of reason, the standards of justice, and the qualities of beauty. But opposition is invariably comprised of a decisive, and often even perilous, dependence.

A Way into Scholasticism: A Companion to St. Bonaventures

Peter S. Dillard

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Other important applications can be found in epistemology, which aid in understanding the requisites for knowledge, sound evidence and justified belief (important in law, economics, decision theory and a number of other disciplines). Peter of John Olivi: some texts and related information published by S. C.), whose On the Nature of Things is generally agreed to be the greatest didactic poem in any language. Platti, ed. by Bert Broeckaert, Stef Van den Branden & Jean-Jacques Pérennès (Les Cahiers du MIDEO 6).

Thomas Aquinas: Disputed Questions on the Virtues (Cambridge

Thomas Aquinas

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Socrates, however, kept asking, right up to the moment of his death. The Master said, "At fifteen I set my purpose on learning. In the German tradition, Naturphilosophie (philosophy of nature) persisted into the 18th and 19th century as an attempt to achieve a speculative unity of nature and spirit. Genauer, 'Ding' ist das Wort für die Leistung von Wörtern, Sachen zu bezeichnen. One must, in other words, act like the fourth blind wise man in the history chapter before he proclaimed that there was an elephant before him.

Summa on Marriage (Mediaeval Sources in Translation)

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Such equations have important applications in the modelling of dynamic phenomena. Cultural and geographical philosophies follow not only religious lines (for example, Christian philosophy, Jewish philosophy, Buddhist philosophy), but also historical and geographical divisions (Western and Eastern philosophy; ancient, medieval, and modern philosophy; et al.). To the kingdom of god belong the faithful angels and the elect chosen to be so by His Grace.... not predestined to redemption...... 1............... the sinner is left to be condemned to the hell-torment forever........

Aquinas (Past Masters Series)

Anthony Kenny

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Henry of Ghent on whether a Human Being Can Know Anything. 17. Nagarjuna was an advocate of skepticism and mysticism, and his arguments continue to influence a majority of Indian philosophic schools. Cartwright; 189-204 Back to Nature in Aquinas David B. By the same token, this increasing technicality diminishes the overall sense of moral urgency one finds for example in Augustine's Confessions or Boethius's Consolation.

Transformations of the Soul

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Yet his philosophy is strikingly original. Socrates: Excellent, Timaeus; and we will do precisely as you bid us. Marsilius and others had answered that we can justly consume things we don't own if we have the owner's permission. For Ockham's disagreements with Marsilius, see William of Ockham [1995b] (3.1 Dialogus 3, 4). Since Albertus’s nature, however, was given more to conquest than to the establishment of order, the business of integrating all of these new and naturally divergent elements into a somewhat consistent intellectual structure waited for another, his pupil Thomas Aquinas.