The Cambridge Companion to Anselm / Edition 1by Brian Davies, Brian Leftow
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 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.
Table of Contents
|List of contributors||ix|
|List of abbreviations||xiii|
|1||Anselm's life, works, and immediate influence||5|
|2||Anselm on faith and reason||32|
|3||Anselm, Augustine, and Platonism||61|
|4||Anselm's philosophy of language||84|
|5||Anselm on modality||111|
|6||Anselm's perfect-being theology||132|
|7||Anselm and the ontological argument||157|
|8||Anselm's account of freedom||179|
|9||Anselm on truth||204|
|10||Anselm on ethics||222|
|11||Anselm on the Trinity||257|
|12||Anselm on atonement||279|
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