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Scholasticism and common sense

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter begins the case for medieval philosophy by highlighting the fact that scholastic metaphysics and epistemology are quite consciously developed with an eye to saving common sense beliefs. While Thomas Reid and G. E. Moore also...

Toward a new cultural history of East Central Europe?

Piotr Górecki

Piotr Górecki is professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and director of the California Medieval History Seminar (Huntington Library). He is the author of ‘Economy, Society, and Lordship in Medieval Poland, 1100-1250’, ‘Parishes, Tithes, and Society in Early Medieval Poland, c. 1100-c. 1250’, ‘A Local Society in Transition: The Henrykow Book and Related Documents’, and as co-editor with Warren C. Brown, ‘Conflict in Medieval Europe: Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy van Deusen

Nancy van Deusen is professor of musicology, director of the Claremont Consortium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies and holds the Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including, among others, ‘Music and Theology at the Early University: The Case of Robert Grosseteste and Anonymous IV’. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...Celebration redefined In the opening chapter, we observed that books of essays written to honour our colleagues do not, in their essence, celebrate. Or, to put this differently, such books do celebrate, but they do so by performing...

Money, Ritual, and Religion

A Cultural History of Money in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The link between “money,” in terms of both abstract pecunia and specific coins (nummi), and “religion,” that is to say rituals relating to and institutionalized relations with the supernatural, was crucial in the medieval West. From...

Scholasticism and Western ‘disenchantment’

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Weber contends that modern Western civilization is ‘disenchanted’ because our society’s method of arriving at beliefs about the world, that is, the sciences, is unable to address questions of value. The result is that we are prone...
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...Imprint from colophon. Includes De disciplina scholarium edited by Conradus Poseiaen and commentary by Thomas Aquinas. Signatures: r⁴ A⁸ b-p⁶. Last leaf blank. Several errors in foliation. The "r" of the first quire is early letter form...

The Existence of God

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...One would probably expect medieval Jewish thinkers to have spent an inordinate amount of time formulating and refining their arguments for the existence of God. After all, the existence of God is surely the most fundamental idea of all...

Introduction

Juanita Feros Ruys

Juanita Ruys is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Demons in the Middle Ages

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Who is the Devil? What are demons? Where did they come from, why do they exist, and why do they seem to bear so much malice towards humans?Many cultures posit the existence of fundamental principles of good and evil, and develop narratives...

Introduction: The Sensual Middle Ages

Richard G. Newhauser

Richard G. Newhauser is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. He is the author of, among other works, The Early History of Greed (2000); Sin: Essays on the Moral Tradition in the Western Middle Ages (2007); and co-editor of Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (2012). He recently co-edited “Pleasure and Danger in Perception: The Five Senses in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a special issue of The Senses & Society (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Recent scholarship on the senses has demonstrated that an essential step in writing a comprehensive cultural history involves the reconstruction of a period’s sensorium, or the “sensory model” of conscious and unconscious associations...

Codes

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...From a historical point of view, the medieval West sets the framework of a long evolution, marked with strong changes, of the materials, forms, and modes of production of codes and norms. The last two terms are not equivalent. If some legal...

The meta-philosophy of scholasticism

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...So who were the scholastics, and what were they up to? This chapter and the next answer these questions by focusing on their collective project and the methods used to prosecute it. A focus on project and method is enlightening because...