The Cambridge Companion to Anselm / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Anselm / Edition 1

by Brian Davies, Brian Leftow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521002052

ISBN-13: 9780521002059

Pub. Date: 01/17/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and

Overview

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker.

Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Benedictine monk and the second Norman Archbishop of Canterbury, is regarded as one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages. The essays in this volume explore all of his major ideas, both philosophical and theological, including his teachings on faith and reason, God's existence and nature, logic, freedom, truth, ethics, and key Christian doctrines. There is also discussion of his life, the sources of his thought, and his influence on other thinkers.

New readers will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Anselm currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Anselm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521002059
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/17/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributorsix
Chronologyxii
List of abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
1Anselm's life, works, and immediate influence5
2Anselm on faith and reason32
3Anselm, Augustine, and Platonism61
4Anselm's philosophy of language84
5Anselm on modality111
6Anselm's perfect-being theology132
7Anselm and the ontological argument157
8Anselm's account of freedom179
9Anselm on truth204
10Anselm on ethics222
11Anselm on the Trinity257
12Anselm on atonement279
Bibliography303
Index313

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