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  • A history of the Inquisition of the middle ages (v.1)

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    He has published many articles in his principal areas of interest: philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of logic. Encyclopedic scholar and leading Albertist. The corollaries drawn by al-Ash‘ari constitute the substance of his view of God’s absolute omnipotence and sovereignty in the world and the finality of his moral and religious decrees. Buber's dialogic stance can also be seen in his account of revelation.
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  • IV.4 Apophthegmatum libri IIV (Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi

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    Over the 20th century there is a fairly steady revolt against beauty as the cornerstone of aesthetics or art. Rejecting Aristotelianism as inimical to the Christian faith, he advocated a return to the atomism of the ancient Greeks as a more adequate explanation of the universe. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. Philosophy 101-04 Professor Valadez March 7, 2013 4.2 1. De Haan, Daniel D., “A Mereological Construal of the Primary Notions Being and Thing in Avicenna and Aquinas,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 88.2 (2014): 335-60. -------, “Why the Five Ways?
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  • The Earth as a Living Superorganism: From the Scientific

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    The Virtue of Faith from the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Centuries, ed. by M. But we have also found no evidence of god existing outside of the universe either. In diesem Sinne ist alles geeint und vereint. Le Collier de la Colombe, transl. by Léon Bercher, intro. by Hamdane Hadjadji, and new reading by Moufdi Bachari. His themes are truth, God, the human soul, the meaning of history, the state, sin, and salvation. In an attempt to understand whether such audacity might be possible, Schweid has investigated the history of modern Orthodox thought.
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  • Summa Theologiae: A Concise Translation

    Thomas Aquinas

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    Vitoria's discussion of warfare is still worthy of attention. The Manichaean explanation was that the material world is inherently evil, but through special knowledge from God we can rise above it. For all natural things can be reduced to one principle which is nature; and all voluntary things can be reduced to one principle which is human reason, or will. A typical example was Shem Tov ibn *Falaquera whose Sefer ha Mevakesh (The Book of the Seeker) used the trope of the young seeker of wisdom to introduce the reader to the various sciences, as well as to promote the values of the philosophical life.
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  • History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne Vol

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    In part this condition can be combated by the publication of scholarly works setting forth the Jewish view on all such controversial matters. During the first half of the century, the most important philosopher by far was undoubtedly Peter Abelard (1079–1142) (see Peter Abelard ). J............................................................................................................................. For the Paris lectures, one must still consult the old Opera omnia (ed.
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  • Medievalia et Humanistica, Vol 23.

    Paul [Ed] Clogan

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    Philosophical texts would no longer be written as prayers to God or meditations, but rather in a much more scientific-like manner. Besides, Augustinianism and Platonism accorded with piety, while Aristoteleanism was found to lack the element of mysticism. Leo Tolstoy, on the other hand, claims that what makes something art or not is how it is experienced by its audience, not by the intention of its creator. Al-Kindi, the first genuine philosopher, was more than a philosopher with a theological bent; he was to some extent a theologian with an interest in philosophy.
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  • The Logic of Gersonides: A Translation of Sefer ha-Heqqesh

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    Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis, originating from Marx and Engels. IV, From the School of Illumination to Philosophical Mysticism, ed. by Seyyed Hossein Nasr & Mehdi Aminrazavi. If one has little patience for dense writing on highly technical philosophical subjects, that person should stay away from this book. Even more significant for the development of Western philosophy was the early 11th-century Muslim philosopher Avicenna. As being is to becoming, so is truth to belief.
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  • Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of: Deciphering Scripture

    James Arthur Diamond

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    In conclusion we may observe that Pico absorbed all trends of humanism and philosophy. When one starts to reason from judgments accepted on religious faith, then one is thinking as a theologian. 4. For his proof of the creation of the world he selects the Kalām proof from accidents, but he describes God in Neoplatonic fashion as an absolute unity beyond the world and as incomprehensible. Aristotle and the neo-Platonists. if Philo used mostly Plato and the Stoics in his attempt to synthesize Hellenism and Judaism. but through the work of the Arab philosophers. but also to the thoughts of their own philosopher.
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  • Medieval Philosophy: A Practical Guide to Duns Scotus

    M. James Ziccardi

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    But as you read this selection, note some essential differences. As mentioned above, many academics were also members of the mendicant orders so they were also under the governance of their order and could face disciplinary proceedings from this direction. Conti; 133-166 Thomas Aquinas and the Voluntarists Jeffrey Hause; 167-182 Aquinas on Infinite Multitudes Richard L. Wolfson called his method “the hypotheti-co-deductive method of text-interpretation,” and explained that “it is nothing but the application of the scientific method to the study of texts.” In truth it is also nothing but the talmudic method of exegesis, a scrupulous procedure which analyzes the tantalizingly elliptical dicta of the rabbis in order to determine, in one of Wolfson’s favorite phrases, “the latent processes of their reasonings.” This method, known as pilpul, reached its perfect and most penetrating form precisely in the Lithuanian yeshivot where Wolfson was first trained.
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  • An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy

    Oliver Leaman

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    Is art perhaps a tool of education, or indoctrination, or enculturation? It was a time of intellectual reawakening stemming from the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture. This maxim falls apart when confronted with the novel, a `new' literary genre for which no theory existed previously, but as we shall see, the appearance of a unique kind of exorcism in this unique genre seems to be the exception which proves the rule. We cannot even rely wholly on ourselves, for we tend to make all kinds of mistakes.