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The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy

The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy


A. H. Armstrong, P. Merlan, Rev. H. Chadwick, A. C. Lloyd, R. A. Markus, I. P. Sheldon-Williams, H. Liebeschütz, R. Walter
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  • Date Published: May 1967
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521040549

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  • Surveys philosophy from the neo-Platonists to St Anselm, showing how Greek philosophy took the form in which it was known to its cultural inheritors and how they interpreted it.

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    • Date Published: May 1967
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521040549
    • length: 726 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.267kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory A. H. Armstrong
    Part I. Greek Philosophy from Plato to Plotinus P. Merlan:
    2. The old academy
    3. Aristotle
    4. The later academy and Platonism
    5. The Pythagoreans
    6. The Peripatos
    7. The Stoa
    Part II. Philo and the beginnings of Christian thought Rev. H. Chadwick:
    8. Philo
    9. The beginning of Christian philosophy: Justin: the Gnostics
    10. Clement of Alexandria
    11. Origen
    Part III. Plotinus A. H. Armstrong:
    12. Life: Plotinus and the religion of superstition of his time
    13. Teaching and writing
    14. Man and reality
    15. The one and intellect
    16. From intellect to matter: the return to the one
    Part IV. The Later Neoplatonists A. C. Lloyd:
    17. Introduction to later neoplatonism
    18. Porphyry and Iamblichus
    19. Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism
    Part V. Marius Victorinus and Augustine R. A. Markus:
    20. Marius victorinus
    21. Augustine. Biographical introduction: Charistianity and philosophy
    22. Augustine. Man: body and soul
    23. Augustine. Reason and illumination
    24. Augustine. Sense and imagination
    25. Augustine. Human action: will and virtue
    26. Augustine. God and nature
    27. Augustine: man in history and society
    Part VI. The Greek Christian Platonist tradition from the Cappadocians to Maximus and Eriugena I. P. Sheldon-Williams:
    28. Introduction: Greek Christian Platonism
    29. The Cappadocians
    30. The pseudo-Dionysius
    31. The reaction against Proclus
    32. St Maximus the Confessor
    33. The Philosophy of Icons
    34. Johannes Scottus Eriugena
    Part VII. Western Christian thought from Boethius to Anselm H. Liebeschütz:
    35. Boethius and the legacy of antiquity
    36. Development of thought in the Carolingian Empire
    37. The debate on philosophical learning during the transition period (900–1080)
    38. Anselm of Canterbury: the philosophical interpretation of faith
    Part VIII. Early Islamic philosophy R. Walter:
    39. Introductory
    40. Al-Farabi and his successors
    Select bibliography
    Additional notes and bibliography
    Index of ancient and medieval works referred to in the text
    General index
    Index of Greek terms.

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    A. H. Armstrong


    A. H. Armstrong, P. Merlan, Rev. H. Chadwick, A. C. Lloyd, R. A. Markus, I. P. Sheldon-Williams, H. Liebeschütz, R. Walter

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