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Author Wippel, John F.

Title Medieval philosophy : from St. Augustine to Nicholas of Cusa / edited by John F. Wippel [and] Allan B. Wolter
Published New York : Free Press, [1969]


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Description viii, 487 pages ; 21 cm
Series Readings in the history of philosophy
Readings in the history of philosophy.
Contents I. St. Augustine. A critique of skepticism ; How great is the soul ; On the existence of God -- II. Boethius. Divine foreknowledge of human actions ; How substances may be good in their essence without being good of their essence -- III. Fridugis. Letter on nothing and darkness -- IV. John Scotus Eriugena. Philosophy, faith, and reason ; The dialectic of nature ; On the division of nature -- V. St. Peter Damian. On divine omnipotence -- VI. St. Anselm and Gaunilon. St. Anselm on the existence of God ; A reply to Anselm on behalf of the fool ; Anselm's reply to Gaunilon -- VII. Honorius of Autun. A picture of the world -- VIII. Peter Abelard. On universals -- IX. Peter Lombard. How creatures manifest God as on and triune -- X. Richard of St. Victor. On the Trinity: selections from book one, selections from book three -- XI. Avicenna. Essay on the secret of destiny -- XII. Averro√ęs. On God's foreknowledge ; The future life -- XIII. Moses Maimonides. The god of the philosophers -- XIV. Odo Rigaud. Is theology a science? -- XV. Roger Bacon. Opus Mauius: Part I: Causes of error (selections), Part VI: On experimental science (selections), Part VII. Moral philosophy (selections) -- XVI. St. Bonaventure. Is God's existence a truth that cannot be doubted? ; Theory of illumination ; Theory of seminal reasons -- XVII. St. Thomas Aquinas. On the composition of essence and existence in created substances ; Does God exist ; On the power of God -- XVIII. Siger of Brabant. On the intellective soul ; Appendix: The Parisian condemnations of 1270 -- XIX. Boetius of Dacia. On the supreme good, or on the life of the philosopher -- XX. Henry of Ghent. Can creatures be used to demonstrate God's existence to man? -- XXI. John Duns Scotus. On the existence of God -- XXII. Agent Intellect. Beatitude and the agent intellect -- XXIII. William Ockham. On possibility and God -- XXIV. Nicholas of Cusa. On learned ignorance
Summary Wippel and Wolter are perhaps the most respected names in metaphysical thought of the middle ages
Analysis Philosophy, Medieval - Collected works
Notes Includesi ndex
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 465-476
Subject Philosophers, Medieval.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Author Wippel, John F.
Wolter, Allan B., 1913-2006.
LC no. 69010043
ISBN 0029356504