The Story Of My Misfortunes The Autobiography Of Peter Abelard

The Story Of My Misfortunes The Autobiography Of Peter Abelard

by Bellows Henry Adams
     
 

The Story of My Misfortunes The Autobiography of Peter Abelard
tr. by Henry Adams Bellows

"Peter Abelard (1079-1142) was one of the great intellectuals of the 12th century, with especial importance in the field of logic. His tendency to disputation is perhaps best demonstrated by his book Sic et Non, a list of 158 philosophical and theological questions…  See more details below

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The Story of My Misfortunes The Autobiography of Peter Abelard
tr. by Henry Adams Bellows

"Peter Abelard (1079-1142) was one of the great intellectuals of the 12th century, with especial importance in the field of logic. His tendency to disputation is perhaps best demonstrated by his book Sic et Non, a list of 158 philosophical and theological questions about which there were divided opinions. This dialectical method of intellectual reflection -- also seen in Gratian's approach to canon law -- was to become an important feature of western education and distinguishes it sharply from other world cultures such as Islam and the Confucian world. Abelard's mistake was to leave the questions open for discussion and so he was repeatedly charged with heresy. For a long period all his works were included in the later index of Forbidden Books. The text here gives a good account of Abelard's pugnaciousness. "

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ISBN-13:
2940012681911
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
04/09/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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