Latin Philosophy to 1200

Christophe Erismann

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780195379488
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Latin Philosophy to 1200

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This article notes that early medieval philosophy was not only concerned with logic; it also gave rise to such interesting theories in other areas of philosophy as Anselm of Canterbury's ontological proof of the existence of God and Peter Abelard's intentionalist ethics. Before moving to the main philosophical discussions of this time, it examines the chronological limits of the period, the available texts, the places of learning, and the great figures. After that, the article considers the contribution of early medieval philosophy to categorical ontology, logic and semantics, ethics, and philosophical theology.

Keywords: Anselm of Canterbury; Peter Abelard; early medieval philosophy; categorical ontology; philosophical theology

Article.  13510 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy

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