The Spirit of Mediaeval Philosophy (Scientific and Engineering Computation Series #1931) (Paperback)

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In this book (a translation of his well-known work L'esprit de la philosophie medievale), Etienne Gilson undertakes the task of defining the spirit of mediaeval philosophy. Gilson asks whether we can form the concept of a Christian philosophy and whether mediaeval philosophy is not its most adequate historical expression. He maintains that the spirit of mediaeval philosophy is the spirit of Christianity penetrating the Greek tradition, working within it, and drawing out of it a certain view of the world that is specifically Christian. To support his hypothesis, Gilson examines mediaeval thought in its nascent state, at that precise point where the Judeo-Christian graft was inserted into the Hellenic tradition. Gilson's demonstration is primarily historical and occasionally theoretical in suggesting how doctrines that satisfied our predecessors for so many centuries may still be found conceivable today.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780268017408
ISBN-10: 0268017409
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 1991
Pages: 500
Language: English
Series: Scientific and Engineering Computation Series