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Category: Medieval History|
The author of the book: Tobias Hoffmann
Date of issue: 03 Aug 2012
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 21.54 MB
City - Country: Leiden, Netherlands
Full description of the book A Companion to Angels in Medieval Philosophy:Humanist prejudice famously made medieval angelology the paradigm of ludicrous speculation with its caricature of "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" The truth is quite the opposite: many of medieval philosophy's most original and ingenious contributions actually came to light in discussions of angelology. In fact, angelology provided an ideal context for discussing issues such as the structure of the universe, the metaphysical texture of creatures (e.g. esse-essentia composition and the principle of individuation), and theories of time, knowledge, freedom, and linguistics-issues which, for the most part, are still highly relevant for contemporary PDF philosophy. Because this specifically philosophical interest in angels developed mainly during the course of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, this volume centers on the period from Bonaventure to Ockham. It also, however, discusses some original positions by earlier thinkers such as Augustine and Anselm of Canterbury. Its nine thorough studies bring to light some neglected but highly fascinating aspects of medieval philosophy, thus filling an important gap in the literature. Contributors include: Richard Cross, Gregory T. Doolan, H.J.M.J. Goris, Tobias Hoffmann, Peter King, Timothy B. Noone, Giorgio Pini, Bernd Roling, and John F. Wippel ePub.
About the author Tobias HoffmannTobias Hoffmann, Ph.D. (1999) in Philosophy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He has published extensively on practical philosophy and metaphysics, especially in Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and Duns Scotus.
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