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Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600 books

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Humanism in a Non-Humanist World by Monica R. Miller Humanism in a Non-Humanist World

This book brings together a diverse and wide-ranging group of thinkers to forge unsuspecting conversations across the humanist and non-humanist divide. How should humanism relate to a non-humanist world? What distinguishes humanism from the non-humanist? Readers will encounter a wide-range...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy Volume 5 by Robert (Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder) Pasnau Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy Volume 5
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Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy showcases the best new scholarly work on philosophy from the end of antiquity into the Renaissance. OSMP combines historical scholarship with philosophical acuteness, and will be an essential resource for anyone working in the area.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy Volume 5 by Robert (Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder) Pasnau Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy Volume 5
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Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy showcases the best new scholarly work on philosophy from the end of antiquity into the Renaissance. OSMP combines historical scholarship with philosophical acuteness, and will be an essential resource for anyone working in the area.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Robert Grosseteste On Free Decision by Neil Lewis Robert Grosseteste On Free Decision

This book contains new critical editions of the Latin texts of Robert Grosseteste's 13th century treatise on free will, De libero arbitrio, with complete English translations. Included is a substantial study of the texts, their place in Grosseteste's body of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Longman Standard History of Medieval Philosophy by Garrett Thomson The Longman Standard History of Medieval Philosophy

With selections of philosophers from Plotinus to Bruno, this new anthology provides significant learning support and historical context for the readings along with a wide variety of pedagogical assists. Featuring biographical headnotes, reading introductions, study questions, as well as special...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

Philo's Heirs Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas by Luis Cortest Philo's Heirs Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas

In his monumental study of Philo of Alexandria (1947), Harry A. Wolfson argued that the philosophical method developed by Philo, in which Greek philosophy and Scripture are combined, served as the model for Christian, Jewish and Islamic thinkers until the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Philosophy of Piers Plowman The Ethics and Epistemology of Love in Late Medieval Thought by David Strong The Philosophy of Piers Plowman The Ethics and Epistemology of Love in Late Medieval Thought

This book examines William Langland's late medieval poem, The Vision of Piers Plowman, in light of contemporary intellectual thought. David Strong argues that where the philosophers John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham revolutionize the view of human potential through...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

Thomas Aquinas A Historical and Philosophical Profile by Pasquale Porro Thomas Aquinas A Historical and Philosophical Profile

Reflecting the highest standards of philological and textual scholarship accompanied by judicious philosophic analysis, Pasquale Porro explores the philosophical issues in each of Thomas Aquinas' writings, which he interprets within the parameters of the temporal circumstances and institutional imperatives of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2017

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Al-Ghazali's Moderation in Belief by Al-Ghazali Al-Ghazali's Moderation in Belief

Centuries after his death, al-Ghazali remains one of the most influential figures of the Islamic intellectual tradition. Although he is best known for his Incoherence of the Philosophers, Moderation in Belief is his most profound work of philosophical theology. In...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

John Wyclif On God's Knowledge by Luigi (Researcher in History of Medieval Philosophy, Universita degli Studi di Milano) Campi John Wyclif On God's Knowledge
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Critical edition of De scientia Dei by John Wyclif, one of the most brilliant teachers at Oxford after the Great Death. The tract deals with important theological questions about God's knowledge and human free will. A detailed introduction contextualises the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 00/10/2017

Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages by Michelle Karnes Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

In Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages, Michelle Karnes revises the history of medieval imagination with a detailed analysis of its role in the period's meditations and theories of cognition. Karnes here understands imagination in its technical, philosophical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino by Arthur Farndell The Letters of Marsilio Ficino

MARSILIO FICINO of Florence (1433-99) was one of the most influential thinkers of the Renaissance. He put before society a new ideal of human nature, emphasising its divine potential. As teacher and guide to a remarkable circle of men, he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity by Antonia (Departmental Lecturer in Medieval History, St. John's College, University of Oxford) Fitzpatrick Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity
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Thomas Aquinas asked the essential philosophical question which continues to resound to the modern day: what constitutes a human being? This volume looks at Aquinas's views on bodily and spiritual identity through a lens of theological concerns, pagan and Arabic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy by JT Paasch The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

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The Arguments of Aquinas A Philosophical View by J. J. MacIntosh The Arguments of Aquinas A Philosophical View

Thomas Aquinas was not just a theologian but one of the world's most significant philosophers. MacIntosh provides a thorough analysis of the key themes in Aquinas's writings from a specifically philosophical perspective. Topics covered demonstrate the range of his ideas...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2017

Topics in Latin Philosophy from the 12th-14th Centuries Collected Essays of Sten Ebbesen by Sten Ebbesen Topics in Latin Philosophy from the 12th-14th Centuries Collected Essays of Sten Ebbesen

Sten Ebbesen has contributed many works in the field of ancient and medieval philosophy over decades of dedicated research. His crisp and lucid style and his philosophical penetration of often difficult concepts and issues is both clear and intellectually impressive....
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/03/2017

Posthumous Life Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman by Jami Weinstein Posthumous Life Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman

Posthumous Life launches critical life studies: a mode of inquiry that neither endorses nor dismisses a wave of recent turns toward life, matter, vitality, inhumanity, animality, and the real. Questioning the nature and limits of life in the natural sciences,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/03/2017

Posthumous Life Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman by Jami Weinstein Posthumous Life Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman

Posthumous Life launches critical life studies: a mode of inquiry that neither endorses nor dismisses a wave of recent turns toward life, matter, vitality, inhumanity, animality, and the real. Questioning the nature and limits of life in the natural sciences,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2017

Eriugena Medieval Irish Philosopher, Poet, and Translator by Eoghan Mac Aogain Eriugena Medieval Irish Philosopher, Poet, and Translator


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 28/02/2017

Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy by Henrik Lagerlund Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2017

Pontano's Virtues Aristotelian Moral and Political Thought in the Renaissance by Matthias Roick Pontano's Virtues Aristotelian Moral and Political Thought in the Renaissance

First secretary to the Aragonese kings of Naples, Giovanni Pontano (1429-1503) was a key figure of the Italian Renaissance. A poet and a philosopher of high repute, Pontano's works offer a reflection on the achievements of fifteenth-century humanism and address...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017

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