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By Jeffrey E. Brower, Kevin Guilfoy

Peter Abelard (1079–1142) is likely one of the maximum philosophers of the medieval interval. even supposing most sensible identified for his perspectives approximately universals and his dramatic love affair with Heloise, he made a few vital contributions in metaphysics, good judgment, philosophy of language, brain and cognition, philosophical theology, ethics, and literature. The essays during this 2004 quantity survey the complete variety of Abelard's notion, and look at his total fulfillment in its highbrow and old context. additionally they hint Abelard's impression on later concept and his relevance to philosophical debates this present day.

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Dutton 1991, index verborum). The terms begin to have a metaphorical use in classical Latin, and Augustine’s use of them is close to that found in the twelfth century: see Dronke 1974, 56, n. 2 for a detailed discussion. Various scholars have wished to make a connection: see Jeauneau 1973, 290; Mews 1985, 100–102; and Dronke 1974, 57–60. Nauta 1999, 169:525–170:531; see the references given by Jeauneau in the place cited in the next note for references to the other works. Compare Dial. 6 (Vatican Urbin.

1 Romance and confession The main episodes of the story are well known: Abelard’s early success as a student and teacher, leading to a prominent position in Paris; his affair with Heloise and its discovery; her pregnancy, their marriage, Abelard’s castration by her vengeful kinsmen, and their taking of religious vows; his troubles as a monk and the condemnation of his treatise on the Trinity (TSB); the renewal of his teaching career at the Paraclete; his unsuccessful attempt to govern the monastery of St.

Misled by a dating of the Dialectica to the end of Abelard’s life, historians used to represent the passage there as a recantation of the position held in the Theologia. But, given the strong evidence for dating the Dialectica to c. 63 Abelard’s developing view of Plato was related to the thinking of predecessors and contemporaries. In the early twelfth century, the topic was particularly important for those masters who, against the fashion of the day, kept up the grammarians’ tradition of expounding the ancient classics.

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