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Philosophic Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

ISBN 9780205783908
Published June 1, 2010 by Routledge
560 Pages

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Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers. First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics, Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. For more information on the main combined anthology, or the additional period volumes, please see below: Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783864Philosophic Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783856Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783899

Table of Contents

Early Christianity

Dialogue with Trypho (in part)
Justin Martyr

Appology (in part)
Justin Martyr

Stromateis (in part)
Clement of Alexandria

A Treatise on the Soul (in part)
Stromateis Tertullian

Prescriptions Against the Heretics (in part)
Stromateis Tertullian

On First Principles (in part)

Other Foundational Documents

On the Account of the World's Creation Given by Moses ( II-VI, XLIV-XLVI)
Philo of Alexandria

Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate VI)

The Divine Names (Chapter 4, sections 18-21, 30; Chapter 7, 3)
Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite

On the Free Choice of the Will (Book II)

Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8-12; Book XI, 14-28)

City of God (Book VIII, Chapters 1-12; Book XI, Chapter 26; Book XII, Chapters 1-9; Book XIX, Chapters 11-17)

Early Medieval Philosophy

The Second Editon of the Commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyry (Book I Chapters 10-11)

The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V)

On the Division of Nature (Periphyseon) (Book I, Chapters 1-7, 11-12, 13-14)
John Scotus Eriugena

Proslogion (Preface, Chapters 1-4)

Anslem and Gaunilo: Debate
Anslem and Gaunilo

On Universals
Peter Abelard

Ethics (Prologue, Chapters 1-3, 10-12)
Peter Abelard

Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, Chapters 16-26)
Hildegard of Bingen

Metalogicon (Book II, Chapter 17)
John of Salisbury

Statesman (Policratus) (Chapters 1-3)
John of Salisbury

Islamic and Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

Essay on the Secret of Destiny

Concerning the Soul (Chapters 1-2, 4, 6, 12-13)

The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Introduction, and Preface One)

The Decisive Treatise

The Guide for the Perplexed ( Part I, Chapters 51-52, 58; Part II Introduction, Chapters 13,17; Part III, Chapter 12)

Thirteenth Century Philosophy

On Light
Robert Grosseteste

The Opus Majus (Part IV, 1,3; Part VI, 1-2)
Roger Bacon

The Mind's Road to God (Prologue, Chapters 1-3)

On the Eternity of the World (selections)

Question on the Eternity of the World The Condemnations of 1270 (complete) and 1277 (in part)
Siger of Brabant

Summa Theologica (selections)
Thomas Aquinas

The Principles of Nature
Elihu Palmer

Late Medieval Philosophy

A Treatise on God as First Principle (Chapter 3)
John Duns Scotus

Reportata Parisiensia (in part)
John Duns Scotus

Prologue to the Ordinatio
John Duns Scotus

On Universals (Summa Logicae, Part I, Chapters 14-16; Part II, Chapter 2)
William of Ockham

On Being (Summa Logicae, Part I, Chapter 38)
William of Ockham

On Knowledge (Quodlibetal Questions, First Quodlibet, Question 13)
William of Ockham

On God (selections)
William of Ockham

On Politics (eight Questions on the Power of the Pope, Questions 2, Chapters 1,7)
William of Ockham

Sermon #1
Meister Eckhart

Letter # 58
Catherine of Siena

Renaissance Philosophy

On Learned Ignorance (Chapter 1-4, 26)
Ncholas Cusanas

Oration on the Dignity of Man (in part)
Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola

The Prince (Chapters 15-18, 25)
Niccolo Machiavelli

Utopia (in part)
Thomas More

Apology for Raymond Sebond (Chapter 3)
Michel De Montiagne

On Divine Foreknowledge: Part IV of the Concordia (in part)
Luis De Molina

Of the Infinite, the Universe, and the Worlds (in part)
Giordano Bruno

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Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.