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  Encyclopedia: Medieval philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Medieval philosophy is the philosophy of Western Europe in the era now known as medieval or the Middle Ages, the period roughly extending from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.
Though medieval philosophy is widely varied, one defining feature which distinguishes this period, in the western world, is the degree to which competing or contradictory philosophical views and systems were brought into dialogue with each other.
Christian philosophy is a catch-all expression for a two-millennia tradition of rational thought that attempts to fuse the fields of philosophy with the religious teachings of Christianity.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Medieval-philosophy   (1178 words)

  
 Medieval philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
The general character of medieval philosophy in the West is determined to a significant extent by historical events associated with the collapse of Roman civilization.
Medieval philosophy, however, was also shaped by what was left to it and, in particular, by two pieces of the cultural legacy of late antiquity that survived the collapse of Roman civilization.
Medieval philosophers understood the nature of human beings in terms of the metaphysics of form and matter, identifying the human rational soul, the seat of the capacities specific to human beings, with form.
www.rep.routledge.com /article/B078   (4948 words)

  
 §2. English Contributions to Medieval Philosophy. XIV. The Beginnings of English Philosophy. Vol. 4. Prose and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The philosophy of the Middle Ages was, above all things, an attempt at the systematisation of knowledge.
Its material consisted of the existing records of ancient philosophy and science, what was learned from contemporary experience and the teachings of the church.
Philosophy came to be regarded as ancillary to theology; and the claims of theology were based upon ecclesiastical authority.
www.bartleby.com /214/1402.html   (521 words)

  
 Bibliography on Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Philosophy and philosophical authors of the Jews : a historical sketch with explanatory notes
A Straight path : studies in medieval philosophy and culture: essays in honor of Arthur Hyman
Essays in Jewish philosophy : a selection from the scattered essays, lectures and articles, among which some major studies on the principles of Judaism, on the philosophy of Saadya and on Crescas and Spinoza
www.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/RelS_365/MedPhilBibl.html   (416 words)

  
 Jacques Maritain Center: St. Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy
Chapter IV: Condition of Philosophy in the Thirteenth Century -- What St. Thomas Found at Paris
Chapter V: Influence of St. Thomas on Philosophy
Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in the Thirteenth Century.
www.nd.edu /Departments/Maritain/etext/staamp0.htm   (142 words)

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