Aristotle's Children

Aristotle's Children

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by Richard E. Rubenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0156030098

ISBN-13: 9780156030090

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Europe was in the long slumber of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper

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Europe was in the long slumber of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The rediscovery of these ancient ideas sparked riots and heresy trials, caused major upheavals in the Catholic Church, and also set the stage for today's rift between reason and religion.

In Aristotle's Children, Richard Rubenstein transports us back in history, rendering the controversies of the Middle Ages lively and accessible-and allowing us to understand the philosophical ideas that are fundamental to modern thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156030090
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
386
Sales rank:
756,477
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PROLOGUE: The Medieval Star-Gate
ONE: "The Master of Those Who Know": ARISTOTLE REDISCOVERED

TWO: The Murder of "Lady Philosophy": HOW THE ANCIENT WISDOM WAS LOST, AND HOW IT WAS FOUND AGAIN

THREE: "His Books Have Wings": PETER ABELARD AND THE REVIVAL OF REASON

FOUR: "He Who Strikes You Dead Will Earn a Blessing": ARISTOTLE AMONG THE HERETICS

FIVE: "Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark": ARISTOTLE AND THE TEACHING FRIARS

SIX: "This Man Understands": THE GREAT DEBATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS

SEVEN: "Ockham's Razor": THE DIVORCE OF FAITH AND REASON

EIGHT: "God Does Not Have to Move These Circles Anymore": ARISTOTLE AND THE MODERN WORLD

NOTES
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

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Tim_S More than 1 year ago
To whom do we really credit with the origins of Christianity? Was it Christ, Paul; or Aristotle? How did Aristotle's lost teachings influence Muslims, Christians, and Jews into shaping the mind of western Europe and thus set the stage for the Renaissance?