This 1982 book is a history of the great age of scholastism from Abelard to the rejection of Aristotelianism in the Renaissance, combining the highest standards of medieval scholarship with a respect for the interests and insights of contemporary philosophers, particularly those working in the analytic tradition. The volume follows on chronologically from The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy, though it does not continue the histories of Greek and Islamic philosophy but concentrates on the Latin Christian West. Unlike other histories of medieval philosophy that divide the subject matter by individual thinkers, it emphasises the parts of more historical and theological interest. This volume is organised by those topics in which recent philosophy has made the greatest progress.
Table of Contents
Introduction Norman Kretzmann
Part I. Medieval Philosophical Literature: 1.
Medieval philosophical literature Anthony Kenny
and Jan Pinborg
Part II. Aristotle in the Middle Ages: 2.
Aristotle latinus Bernard G. Dod
3. The medieval interpretation of Aristotle C.
Part III. The Old Logic: 4. Ancient scholastic
logic as the source of medieval scholastic
logic Sten Ebbesen
5. Predicables and categories D. P. Henry
6. Abelard and the culmination of the old logic
Martin M. Tweedale
Part IV. Logic in the High Middle Ages:
Semantic Theory: 7. The origins of the theory
of the properties of terms L. M. De Rijk
8. The Oxford and Paris traditions in logic
Alain De Libera
9. The semantics of terms Paul Vincent Spade
10. The semantics of propositions Gabriel
11. Syncategoremata, exponibilia, sophismata
12. Insolubilia Paul Vincent Spade
13. Speculative grammar Jan Pinborg
Part V. Logic in the High Middle Ages:
propositions and Modalities: 14. Topics: their
development and absorption into consequences
15. Consequences Ivan Boh
16. Obligations A. From the beginning to the
early fourteenth century Eleonore Stump
Obligations B. Developments in the fourteenth
century Paul Vincent Spade
17. Modal logic Simo Knuuttila
18. Future contingents Calvin Normore
Part VI. Metaphysics and Epistemology: 19.
Essence and existence John F. Wippel
20. Universals in the early fourteenth century
Marilyn McCord Adams
21. Faith, ideas, illuminations and experience
Joseph Owen, C.SS.R
22. Intuitive and abstractive cognition John F.
23. Intentions and impositions Christian Knudsen
24. Demonstrative science Eileen Serene
Part VII. Natural Philosophy: 25. The
interpretation of Aristotle's Physics and the
science of motion James A. Weisheipl, O.P.
26. The effect of the condemnation of 1277
27. The Oxford calculators Edith Dudley Sylla
28. Infinity and continuity John E. Murdoch
Part VIII. Philosophy of Mind and Action: 29.
The potential and the agent intellect Z.
30. Sense, intellect, and imagination in
Albert, Thomas, and Siger Edward P. Mahoney
31. Criticisms of Aristotelian psychology and
the Augustinian-Aristotelian synthesis Z.
32. Free will and free choice J. B. Korolec
33. Thomas Aquinas on human action Alan Donagan
Part IX. Ethics: 34. The reception and
interpretation of Aristotle's Ethics Georg
35. Happiness: the perfection of man Georg
36. Conscience Timothy C. Potts
37. Natural morality and natural law D. E.
Part X. Politics: 38. The reception and
interpretation of Aristotle's Politics Jean
39. Rights, natural rights, and the philosophy
of law A. S. McGrade
40. The state of nature and the orign of the
state D. E. Luscombe
41. The just war Jonathan Barnes
Part XI. The Defeat, Neglect, and Revival of
Scholasticism: 42. The eclipse of medieval
logic E. J. Ashworth
43. Humanism and the teaching of logic Lisa
44. Changes in the approach to language W.
45. Scholasticism in the seventeenth century
John A. Trentman
46. Neoscholasticism P. J. Fitzpatrick