History of Philosophy Volume 2. Medieval Philosophy. By: Frederick Copleston Media of History of Philosophy Volume 2. See larger image. A History of Philosophy, Volume II, Mediaeval Philosophy Augustine to Scotus. By S. J. Frederick Copleston (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, Ltd. Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries.

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But of course, as one might guess, the main focus of the work is on Thomas Aquinas, the crowning jewel of medieval philosophy and theology.

Oct 30, Marina marked it as to-read Shelves: A History of Philospohy. Jim Swayze rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Minio-Paluello – – Mind Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy: After studying at Oxford, he held a number of academic posts, including Professor of the History of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at London University.

I’d been exposed to the medieval’s at seminary, but not so thoroughly, my interest being more in ancient and reformation thinking back then. Paperbackpages. To ask other readers questions about A History of Philosophy, Volume 2please sign up. Pyilosophy an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Dec 03, Nikolay Korablev rated it liked it. Since I am not a Catholic, or even a Christian, this is not the period of philosophy which I personally am most interested in, and the aspects I am interested in, the logic and epistemology, are somewhat shortchanged for discussion of the natural theology and “psychology” in the original sense of philosophy of the philosohpybut this is a legitimate reflection of what these philosophers themselves coopleston the most important part of their systems.


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History of Philosophy Volume 2

Voulme Augustine, Erigena, philosopy Bonaventure get multiple chapters, while several thinkers go by in between, but we do get a page or five or more to actually get to know the thought of each one adduced in some reasonable measure, This is enormously readable and fun, aside from Freddie’s unclean attraction to the word “propaedeutic”.

Book ratings by Goodreads. He redeemed himself somewhat with a good second at Greats in Allegrini rated it really liked it Mar 21, The reading of his first volume on classical Greek and Roman philosophy confirmed this opinion, so, eventually, I proceeded to read more.

My first complaint is that Coplestone is a bit of a dry writer. Copledton Scotus on God Review. Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western Philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement – and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him.

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The Best Books of Published by Image first published Six chapters are devoted to Augustine, and both Islamic and Jewish philosophy are each given a chapter which, I believe, is far too short, especially considering that the former includes persons such as Avicenna and Averroes. The distinction between faith and philosophy did not really begin until Aquinas. Richard Cross – – Philosophy Compass 5 8: In Copleston became a Jesuit, and, after two years at the Jesuit novitiate in Roehampton, he moved to Heythrop.


I have only two complaints about t This was a very good, comprehensive overview of the philosophy of the Middle Ages, focused especially on the period from Augustine of Hippo to Duns Scotus, but touching on some areas outside of that as well. I picked this book up for its section on Sts. Alex J rated it really liked it Aug 21, I have only two complaints about the book. Goldfish rated it liked it Jun 07, Burns Oates and Washbourne, Ltd.

Volumee might want some supplementary encyclopedia-style reading. This is a dense overview of the progression of medieval philosophy from Augustine to Aquinas and Duns Scotus through the Jewish and Arabian Aristotelians ; it is about as comprehensible as possible given the subjects. About Frederick Charles Copleston. Request removal from index.

Ayer coplestno a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history’s great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures.

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