A New History of Western Philosophy Volume 2
By (author) Anthony Kenny
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Medieval Philosophy by Anthony Kenny
Book DescriptionSir Anthony Kenny continues his magisterial new history of Western philosophy with a fascinating guide through more than a millennium of thought from 400 AD onwards, charting the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic thought through to the Renaissance.The middle ages saw a great flourishing of philosophy, and the intellectual endeavour of the era reaches its climax in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, with the systems of the great schoolmen such as Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198752745
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Kenny
What I Believe, Paperback (March 2007)
Recounts how the author abandoned Roman Catholic priesthood to set out on an intellectual journey which led him to become a professional academic and philosopher. This title talks about his struggles with belief with attempts to argue for the existence of God. It also looks at the concept of happiness and why it means so much to him.
Ancient Philosophy, Paperback (July 2006)
Tells the story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes, which unfolds the history of Western philosophy. It is suitable for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Aquinas on Being, Hardback (September 2002)
Offers an examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas account of being is famous and influential: but this work argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. It offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas' ontology.
Essays on the Aristotelian Tradition, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by Anthony Kenny
During most of the Christian millennia, Aristotle has been the most influential of all philosophers. This selection of essays by philosopher and Aristotle scholar, Anthony Kenny, traces this influence through the ages. Particular attention is given to Aristotle's ethics and philosophy of mind.
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