Ockham: Philosophical Writings (Hackett Classics)

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Al-Ghazali, however, was the first theologian to undertake a systematic refutation of the concept of a necessary causal nexus. Augustine, etc), reference any other related documents and commentaries on it, and note down any disagreements and points of contention. The very name "medieval" (literally, "the in-between time") philosophy suggests the tendency of modern thinkers to skip rather directly from Aristotle to the Renaissance. A Survey of the Relevant Materials in the Firkovitch-Collection, St.

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Aristotle, recalling the fate of Socrates seventy-six year earlier, fled the city, saying that he would not give Athens a second chance to sin against philosophy. He died in exile a few months later, in 322 B. C., at the age of sixty-two... [page 108] Aristotle... was an original philosopher, and made major contributions to every area of speculative philosophy Humanistica Lovaniensia: Journal of Neo-Latin Studies. Samuel was influenced by Aquinas and Albalag, by the Latin Averroists. But even those Jewish philosophers who did not know Latin had, in time, access to scholastic thought through Hebrew translations download. The position of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, that the physical world did not transcend consciousness, or of objective or absolute idealism, that the world was an aspect of an absolute mind, has repeatedly been formulated as a viable option. Thinkers have also enunciated communitarian idealism—that one or another aggregate of finite minds defines reality. But there has been a long circuitous march from a religious to a secular vision of the universe Humanistica Lovaniensia: Journal of Neo-Latin Studies.

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