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Author Goris, Wouter.

Title Absolute beginners : der mittelalterliche Beitrag zu einem Ausgang vom Unbedingten / von Wouter Goris
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 289 pages)
Series Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters ; Bd. 93
Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters ; Bd. 93
Summary "Absolute Beginners adopts a variety of approaches to study the Absolute as the ultimate source of knowledge in medieval philosophy. From a historical perspective, it examines a forerunner of Spinoza's departure from the Absolute in the Ethics: the doctrine of God as a first object in the generation of knowledge, as formulated by Henry of Ghent (died 1293) and Richard Covington (died 1330). Methodologically, it offers a case-study in the construction of an historical object, calling into question the self-evident and spontaneous way in which elements in the history of philosophy - its concepts and theories - are presented as primary givens. In a systematic sense, this study includes a reflection on structural indeterminacy, as pervading and stabilizing the differential system of exclusions which makes up the doctrine of God as a first object in the generation of knowledge."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
Notes Text in German; appendices and some notes in Latin; summary in English
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Subject Absolute, The -- History -- To 1500.
God -- History of doctrines.
Knowledge, Theory of -- History -- To 1500.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007034513
ISBN 9047421965 (electronic bk.)
9789047421962 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)