From the Circle of Alcuin to the School of Auxerre
Logic, Theology and Philosophy in the Early Middle Ages
By (author) Dr. John Marenbon
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From the Circle of Alcuin to the School of Auxerre by Dr. John Marenbon
Book DescriptionThis study is the first modern account of the development of philosophy during the Carolingian Renaissance. In the late eighth century, Dr Marenbon argues, theologians were led by their enthusiasm for logic to pose themselves truly philosophical questions. The central themes of ninth-century philosophy - essence, the Aristotelian Categories, the problem of Universals - were to preoccupy thinkers throughout the Middle Ages. The earliest period of medieval philosophy was thus a formative one. This work is based on a fresh study of the manuscript sources. The thoughts of scholars such as Alcuin, Candidus, Fredegisus, Ratramnus of Corbie, John Scottus Eriugena and Heiric of Auxerre is examined in detail and compared with their sources; and a wide variety of evidence is used to throw light on the milieu in which these thinkers flourished. Full critical editions of an important body of early medieval philosophical material, much of it never before published, are included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521024624
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy, Paperback (June 2015)
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Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Dr. John Marenbon
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