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Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed

by James Wetzel

This is a student's guide to the life and work of Augustine; a notoriously challenging thinker, widely read in Philosophy and Christian Theology. The book provides a concise and coherent overview of Augustine,...


Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Peter S. Eardley & Carl N. Still

Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his magisterial...


Medieval Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide

by Sharon M. Kaye

Why do good things happen to bad people? Can we prove whether God exists? What is the difference between right and wrong? Medieval Philosophers were centrally concerned with such questions: questions which are...


Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

by Daniel D. Novotný & Lukáš| Novák

This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez's Metaphysical Disputations published...


Maimonides: Life and Thought

by Moshe Halbertal

Maimonides was the greatest Jewish philosopher and legal scholar of the medieval period, a towering figure who has had a profound and lasting influence on Jewish law, philosophy, and religious consciousness....


Sourcebook in Late-Scholastic Monetary Theory: The Contributions of Martin de Azpilcueta, Luis de Molina, and Juan de Mariana

by Stephen J. Grabill

The Sourcebook is a thematically unified collection of seminal texts in the history of economics on the topic of money and exchange relations (cambium)_its nature, purpose, value, and relationship to justice...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores

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...


The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

by John M. Robertson

First published in 1905, this reissued edition of The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon is an edited collection based upon the definitive seven volume edition of 1857, translated and prefaced by Robert Leslie...


Evagrius and Gregory: Mind, Soul and Body in the 4th Century

by Kevin Corrigan

This book makes accessible, to a wide audience, the thought of Evagrius and Gregory on the soul, in the context of ancient philosophy/theology and the Cappadocians generally. Corrigan argues that in these two...


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

by Pascal Massie

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 Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in England

by Hilary Gatti

Giordano Bruno's visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the...


The A to Z of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores

Examining the influence of ancient Greek philosophy, as well as of the Arabian and Hebrew scholars who transmitted it, The A to Z of Medieval Philosophy and Theology presents the philosophy of the Christian...


Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures

by Elizabeth Elliott

Remembering Boethius explores the rich intersection between the reception of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy and the literary construction of aristocratic identity. Elliott presents new interpretations...


Leibniz

by Nicholas Jolley

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was hailed by Bertrand Russell as 'one of the supreme intellects of all time'. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, his complex thought has been championed...


Locke

by E.J. Lowe

John Locke (1632-1704) was one of the towering philosophers of the Enlightenment and arguably the greatest English philosopher. Many assumptions we now take for granted, about liberty, knowledge and government,...


Books of Secrets: Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600

by Allison Kavey

The rise of print culture in early modern England is one of the most important and most frequently studied changes of the period. Often viewed as a marker of modernity, this shift provides the starting point...


Ockham Explained

by Rondo Keele

Ockham Explained is an important and much-needed resource on William of Ockham, one of the most important philosophers of the Middle Ages. His eventful and controversial life was marked by sharp career moves...


Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

by Henrik Lagerlund

The notions of mental representation and intentionality are thought to have originated with Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge this assumption and show that the history...


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

by Samar Attar

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...


Essays on Giordano Bruno

by Hilary Gatti

This book gathers wide-ranging essays on the Italian Renaissance philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno by one of the world's leading authorities on his work and life. Many of these essays were originally...