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Published: 28 January 2016

160 Pages | 8 black and white halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780199663224

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Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

John Marenbon

Very Short Introductions

  • Gives a comprehensive overview of the many traditions of medieval philosophy, over the full chronological range of the period
  • Discusses the importance of the religious and historical contexts of medieval philosophy
  • Shows how the philosophical traditions in the Middle Ages all stem from the Platonic schools of late antiquity and explains their evolution
  • Looks at key phlosophical figures of the time such as the Latin writers Boethius, Abelard, Duns Scotus, Dante and Pomponazzi; the Arabic writers al-Fârâbî, Avicenna, ibn Tufayl, Averroes and Maimonides, and Gersonides, who wrote in Hebrew
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide