Medieval Philosophy: A Practical Guide to Thomas Aquinas

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He was not really concerned with the nature of universals or the bases of reason. For example, skill in the use of such language probably reached its peak in the writings of Duns Scotus, the Subtle Doctor. That means that anyone may access them — no subscription is required and there are no fees for viewing or downloading articles. According to Montaigne, what is the point behind the skeptic�s laxative metaphor? 6.

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Guthrie says, 'mind' or 'intelligence' (or even that word's common meaning among the Greeks, 'life') is a better translation. -- However, not as if the words 'mind' and 'intelligence' were the names of an object (a ghost or spirit, say) of some kind. For Socrates, I think the best translation of psyche, as when he talks about "care of the soul" (Xenophon, Memorabilia i, 2, 4), is: 'man considered as an ethical personality' , source: Duns Scotus: Philosophical read for free In general, that era inclined to Platonism and underestimated the importance of Aristotle. The Fathers strove to construct on Platonic principles a system of Christian philosophy Meeting of the Minds. The Relations between Medieval and Classical Modern European Philosophy: Acts of the International Colloquium held at Boston ... (Rencontres de Philosophie Medievale) read for free. Per Aquinas this is not a real limitation of God’s power, because omnipotence cannot include the power to bring about a contradiction – however, other philosophers took a different view. Like Scotus, Ockham was a voluntarist (though it is important to note that Ockham’s voluntarism is much stronger than Scotus’) The Logic of Gersonides: A download here The Logic of Gersonides: A Translation. We do not do happiness for anything or everything else. Happiness is an end in itself, intrinsic value" (p. 20). The interesting questions involve how we get there. Our challenges lie, as Sartre pointed out, in the choices which involve choosing well, or poorly, for our lives. I am reminded of the moment in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in which the skinny old Crusader, clanking about in his armor from a thousand years before, motioned around the cave filled with goblets of every shape and kind ref.: A Companion to John of download for free So a philosopher may appear in more than one genealogy, as e.g. Plato has two fathers, maybe three if Parmenides is added: Heraclitus and Socrates. In a word, the criteria by which we might draw "genealogical charts" in Philosophy are limitless (and it is important to recognize this; there is no one-and-only-one correct classification scheme). "What is the branch of philosophy that is concerned with how we know things?"

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