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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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

Religion and Spirituality

Daniel Anlezark

Daniel Anlezark is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. His first book, Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England, examined the literary reception of the biblical Flood in Anglo-Saxon texts, while subsequent publications include an edition of The Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn, an edition and translation of Old English narrative poems, and an edited volume on Old Norse literature: Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays in Honor of John McKinnell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Middle Ages begin where classical Antiquity ends, but of course there was no single moment when this transition took place. Christianity was a major religion within the Roman Empire by the fourth century, and especially during...

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

Book chapter

...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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...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...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The relationship between body and soul is central to philosophical thought in the Western tradition, even prior to Aristotle’s treatise on the soul. Any attempt to approach this topic in such a way as to communicate the endless diversity...

Sa'di on Love and Morals

The Coming of the Mongols

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...What is certain about Sa’di’s life is that he flourished in the thirteenth century (seventh century AH), went to the Nezamiyeh College of Baghdad, travelled widely and lived long. It is clear from his love poetry that he was an ardent...

Scholasticism on the various kinds of distinction

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

Book chapter

...In the last chapter I set out the scholastic project of synthesizing Faith and Reason, religion and philosophy, Augustine and Aristotle. I presented this project as adopting Aristotle’s aporetic method insofar as it deals...