A Companion to Philosopy in the Middle Ages
A Companion to Philosopy in the Middle Ages  -     Edited By: Jorge Gracia, Timothy Noone
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"Having these key figures present in one volume is sorely needed. This book provides a one-volume reference to fill the gap. Highly recommended,"---Reference Reviews. Reliable, thorough, fact-filled essays on 138 medieval Christian, Jewish, and Muslim heavyweights. 768 pages, softcover. Blackwell.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 768
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631216731
ISBN-13: 9780631216735

Publisher's Description

This comprehensive reference volume features essays by some of themost distinguished scholars in the field.
  • Provides a comprehensive "who's who" guide to medievalphilosophers.
  • Offers a refreshing mix of essays providing historical contextfollowed by 140 alphabetically arranged entries on individualthinkers.
  • Constitutes an extensively cross-referenced and indexedsource.
  • Written by a distinguished cast of philosophers.
  • Spans the history of medieval philosophy from the fourthcentury AD to the fifteenth century.

Author Bio

Jorge J. E. Gracia is Samuel P. Capen Chair andDistinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University ofNew York at Buffalo. He is author of several books, includingHispanic/Latino Identity (Blackwell, 2000) and How Can WeKnow What God Means? (2001). He is the editor, with Gregory M.Reichberg and Bernard N. Schumacher, of The Classics of WesternPhilosophy (Blackwell, 2003).

Timothy B. Noone is Ordinary Professor of Philosophy atThe Catholic University of America. His books include IoannesDuns Scoti, Quaestiones super librum Porphyrii, Quaestiones superPraedicamenta (1999).

Editorial Reviews

"Having these key figures present in one volume is sorely needed inthe field, and this book provides...a one-volume reference work tofill the gap. As part of the Blackwell Companions toPhilosophy series, I highly recommend this work." ReferenceReviews

"A very useful tool indeed both for specialists and amateurs! Itbrings together a remarkable bunch among the best scholars in thefield from all over the world. The information is rich, precise,and up-to-date; yet the arrangement of the material is simple andhandy." Claude Panaccio, Université du Québec àTrois-Rivières <!--end-->

"An unparalleled source of information on the lives and thoughtof no fewer than 138 medieval Christian, Islamic, and Jewishphilosophers. There are substantial essays here on the well-knownheavyweights, such as Augustine, Averroes, Aquinas, Maimonides, andOckham, but also useful accounts of the somewhat less well known,and the essential minimum on the various shadowy figures of theperiod, such as Berthold of Moosburg and William of Ware. This bookis a ‘must-have’ for any serious student of medievalphilosophy or theology." Gareth B. Matthews, University ofMassachusetts, Amherst

"This volume is a welcome addition to the currently availablereference works on medieval philosophy. Its well-written historicalarticles and its concise and helpful entries on almost 140 medievalphilosophers makes this book an indispensable scholarly tool forspecialists and non-specialists alike." Eleonore Stump, St.Louis University

"This is an impressive collection of work on a perenniallyunderappreciated period of philosophical thought, and I willcertainly be recommending it both to my students and to colleaguesas a valuable resource in gaining familiarity with medievalthought, within and without the Latin West." - Christina VanDyke, Calvin College

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